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Why we still need humanities in a STEM-focused world

As I was growing up in rural Northwest Georgia, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to be, but I knew what I loved — to make music, write, read, paint, and learn about other cultures. An eternal jack of all trades, I didn’t know at the time that I was actually a burgeoning humanities […]

How do I apply to college as an undocumented student?

The college application process presents a lot of unknowns. For an undocumented student it can be even more challenging, but there are people and processes in place to help! Here are some tips on how to get started: Look up the admission policies for undocumented students at your state’s public colleges. In Georgia, undocumented students […]

Oglethorpe once again recognized for transfer student success

Oglethorpe University is among only 150 U.S. colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly schools. The is the third consecutive year Oglethorpe has made the list. The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually selects those four-year colleges and […]

Oglethorpe a ‘best value,’ with grads’ earning potential above peer institutions

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on employee compensation, has released its 2020-2021 College Salary Report, which evaluates four-year colleges by earning potential for its graduates, as well as its 2020 College Return on Investment report of best value colleges. PayScale rated Oglethorpe University among the top 35% educational institutions nationwide in median salaries of […]

Hammack Scholar reflects on her first semester at Oglethorpe

Adeline Horton knew she wanted to attend Oglethorpe after she spent a January weekend competing for the Hammack School of Business Scholarship. In February, she solidified her choice with a tennis recruitment visit. Then in March, the bottom fell out for everyone in the form of a pandemic. “I have immensely enjoyed my time at […]

Supporting veterans and service members this Veterans Day

Did you know that Oglethorpe is a proud yellow ribbon school, offering tuition discounts to service members and veterans? The Yellow Ribbon Program can help pay for some out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Prospective students can find out if they are eligible for the program and […]

OU student featured in Yahoo Finance short documentary

Oglethorpe University freshman Kimberly Heard was recently featured in a short documentary on Yahoo Finance about managing her full-ride scholarship. In the documentary, Heard and her family discuss her experience working towards college as a first-generation college student. Heard has always had a laser-focused motivation towards what she wanted to achieve. By the time she […]