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Oglethorpe University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1835
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 985
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $22,503,400
Admissions Address

4484 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

Website

http://www.oglethorpe.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@oglethorpe.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lucy Leusch
Admissions office telephone: (404) 364-8307
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 1,206
Total acceptances: 967
Total freshman enrollment: 195
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 378
Male acceptances: 315
Male freshman enrollment: 69
 
Female applicants: 828
Female acceptances: 652
Female freshman enrollment: 126
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 36%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 - 630
Math: 500 - 600
Combined: 1020 - 1230


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 40%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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