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Oglethorpe creates seamless pathways to serve Birmingham-Southern students

In this challenging era for higher education, many institutions face unprecedented financial, political and social pressures. Unfortunately, the Board of Trustees of Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), Oglethorpe University’s sister institution in Birmingham, Ala., recently announced it will cease operations on May 31, 2024. “My heart goes out to the students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Birmingham-Southern […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]

FAFSA for 2024-2025 financial aid now available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 academic year opened December 30. The form was released three months later than usual as the Department of Education wrapped up its two-year effort to simplify the process by implementing changes that include a shortened form and allowing for streamlined access to financial information. […]

PayScale ranks Oglethorpe among top 25 Best Value Liberal Arts Schools

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on compensation research, has released its 2023-2024 College Salary Report, which evaluates colleges by earning potential for its graduates and features best value rankings for graduates’ return on investment. This year, Oglethorpe University was ranked 25th on PayScale’s list of Best Value Liberal Arts Schools in the country, and […]

OU student selected to attend national first-generation college student forum

Business Administration and Politics double-major Gloria Okwueze ’25 was one of only 50 students selected nationally to attend the American Enterprise Institute’s First Generation Student Forum in Washington, D.C., where she had the opportunity to connect with professionals and peers to discuss the state of the “American Dream.” Okwueze attended several panels and workshops at […]

Board of Trustees names Dr. Kathryn McClymond Oglethorpe’s 18th president

The Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its fall meeting Nov. 9-10 to approve Dr. Kathryn McClymond as the institution’s 18th president, removing “interim” from her title effective immediately. “The trustees recognized that Dr. McClymond is the right choice at the right time to lead Oglethorpe,” said Board Chair Tammy Pearson, Oglethorpe class […]

Oglethorpe University named a ‘Best College’ by research company

Oglethorpe University has once again earned a place on’s annual list of Best Colleges by state.’s top picks are “highly-regarded, affordable, and offer the tools and resources students need to successfully graduate and excel in their fields.” For the 2024 report, the research company analyzed more than 3,000 academic institutions across the country. […]

[WATCH] Communications major captures city’s culture as Explore Brookhaven’s first-ever intern

Equipped with a digital camera and a passion for storytelling, communication studies student Ziya El ’24 is capturing the vibrant cultural scene of Oglethorpe’s home city of Brookhaven, Ga. as the first-ever intern at the tourism organization Explore Brookhaven. El’s primary responsibility is blogging about restaurants, events and the unique locales of the city. Almost […]

Petrels plan for post-graduation at annual Career and Grad Fair

More than 220 Oglethorpe students attended this year’s Fall Career and Grad Fair eager to form lasting career connections. With 56 organizations and graduate schools represented, students had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a variety of recruiters, hand out resumes and even snap a professional headshot. Among those organizations were employers like: Ameris Bank, […]

Oglethorpe University ranks among WalletHub’s Best Colleges & Universities

Personal finance company WalletHub has included Oglethorpe University in its 2024 list of Best Colleges & Universities, an evaluation of 800+ institutions to assess “where prospective students can expect to receive top-notch education at the lowest price points.” For this ranking, WalletHub considered more than 30 key measures in seven categories: Student Selectivity; Cost and […]