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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 […]

Finish Your ITT Tech Degree at Oglethorpe University

Former ITT Tech students who have not finished their degree may be able to do so in the Adult Degree Program at Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University. Oglethorpe University is an affordable, private, liberal arts college with evening classes tailored toward the busy schedules of working adults. Oglethorpe offers several programs in the evening that may be […]

New Minor and Courses Coming to the ADP in 2016

Check out these courses that will be offered in the Adult Degree Program in the 2016 summer and fall semesters! Summer 2016 Forensic Psychology (PSY 290) Monday/Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Prerequisite: PSY 101 This course can serve as an elective for both degrees offered in the ADP. This course will review the application of clinical and abnormal psychology […]

College costs: The rest of the story | Atlanta Business Chronicle

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: … As the president of a small, private university, I pay close attention to media reports of the rising cost of college and recognize there is so much of the story that remains untold, particularly for institutions like mine. The College Board recently published a new report, “Trends in College Pricing.” […]

Move Ahead at Oglethorpe

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal launched a marketing initiative in 2011 to target residents who have earned some college credit but not completed a degree program. The “Go Back, Move Ahead” campaign is intended to raise college completion rates and prepare Georgia’s workforce to prepare for the availability of new jobs created in the past four […]

Confessions of a Communications Major

My name is Christie Pearce. I am a communications major and I love what I do. Man, does it feel good to get that off of my chest. The modern economically-minded person might believe that students enroll in liberal arts colleges because we do not want to be trained in what is really important: medicine and […]