Submit Event Submit Announcement Submit Story Idea

Admission

Oglethorpe University to Match Flagship State Tuition in All 50 States for Qualified Students

Oglethorpe University is launching Flagship 50, a groundbreaking merit tuition scholarship program open to students across the country. Beginning fall semester 2019, Oglethorpe will match the in-state tuition at the flagship institution of each U.S. state for qualified incoming freshmen. “Many students and their families believe they must attend a large state school because they […]

Photos: New Petrels get oriented

More than 100 incoming students attended the summer’s final Making a Petrel (MAP) Day today. The event allows new Petrels to discuss class schedules with a Compass Advisor, see on-campus residence halls and get connected with current students and faculty. Parents are also in attendance to learn the ins-and-outs of Oglethorpe so they know what to expect for their new enrollees. […]

Photos: MAP Day anoints new Petrels

More than 100 incoming students attended the summer’s second Making a Petrel (MAP) Day last Friday. The event allows new Petrels to discuss class schedules with a Compass Advisor, see on-campus residence halls and get connected with current students and faculty. Parents are also in attendance to learn the ins-and-outs of Oglethorpe so they know what to expect for their new […]

Oglethorpe announces full-tuition Hammack Scholarship for business-related study

Oglethorpe University is launching the new Hammack Scholarship, a full-tuition award open to incoming freshmen who will major in business-related fields such as accounting, business administration, economics, and human resources management. The Hammack Scholarship recognizes an outstanding record of academic achievement, pursuit of entrepreneurial or business-related opportunities, and the desire to major in a business […]

Oglethorpe among Georgia’s most beautiful campuses

To no surprise to anyone who has set foot on our picturesque 100-acre campus, Oglethorpe University has been named among LendEDU’s Top 30 Most Beautiful College Campuses in Georgia. LendEDU evaluated the 115+ colleges and universities in Georgia using a unique ranking equation based on the following criteria: – Architecture and Grounds – Campus Location – […]

“My Salt” financial service available to entire Oglethorpe community

Salt is a free and unbiased nonprofit-backed financial education program dedicated to demystifying the college financing process and providing financial knowledge needed for college and beyond. This service is FREE to everyone in the Oglethorpe community, including students, alumni, faculty and staff. “My Salt,” a personalized extension of the Salt platform, was released in March 2017. […]

Class of 2021’s full-tuition merit scholarship winners announced

Scholarship Weekend, hosted in January 2017, brought its largest group of student-scholars in history to campus to compete for Oglethorpe’s full-tuition merit scholarships: the James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship, the OU Theatre Scholarship, and the Civic Engagement Scholarship. “These students have excelled academically during their high school careers and have demonstrated both leadership and service in their […]

Private vs. Public: Doing the Math

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You’re having a conversation and the subject of choosing a college comes up. You suggest Oglethorpe University and talk about the great professors, the small classes and the beautiful campus. The response? “I wish we could afford it, but we’re only looking at big state schools because […]

What is the Petrel Promise?

Oglethorpe guarantees that students will… Graduate in four years, get a job or grad school admission within six months, or the fifth year is on us. What is “The Petrel Promise”? Launched during the 2015-2016 academic year, the Petrel Promise is a guarantee from Oglethorpe to its students. Oglethorpe promises that students will: graduate within four […]