Oglethorpe University

Private, Four-years School Located in Atlanta, GA

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How much is the Oglethorpe tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Oglethorpe's tuition & fees is $45,806.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $64,156 when a student lives on-campus.

Oglethorpe Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$45,806
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$14,400
On-campus Expenses$2,750
Off-campus Room & Board$14,400
Off-campus Expenses$4,000
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$49,076

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Oglethorpe for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $202,931 at Oglethorpe. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $273,578. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $117,852.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$47,697$65,049$28,447
Sophomore (2024-25)$49,666$67,223$29,110
Junior (2025-26)$51,716$69,481$29,794
Senior (2026-27)$53,851$71,825$30,500
4 Years Total$202,931$273,578$117,852
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$49,666$67,223$29,110
Sophomore (2025-26)$51,716$69,481$29,794
Junior (2026-27)$53,851$71,825$30,500
Senior (2027-28)$56,074$74,260$31,230
4 Years Total$211,308$282,789$120,634
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$51,716$69,481$29,794
Sophomore (2026-27)$53,851$71,825$30,500
Junior (2027-28)$56,074$74,260$31,230
Senior (2028-29)$58,389$76,790$31,983
4 Years Total$220,031$292,356$123,506
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$53,851$71,825$30,500
Sophomore (2027-28)$56,074$74,260$31,230
Junior (2028-29)$58,389$76,790$31,983
Senior (2029-30)$60,800$79,417$32,760
4 Years Total$229,115$302,293$126,473
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$56,074$74,260$31,230
Sophomore (2028-29)$58,389$76,790$31,983
Junior (2029-30)$60,800$79,417$32,760
Senior (2030-31)$63,310$82,147$33,564
4 Years Total$238,573$312,614$129,536

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Oglethorpe' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,537.
Oglethorpe University$45,806
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Oglethorpe and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Oglethorpe UniversityAtlanta, GA$45,806
Morehouse CollegeAtlanta, GA$31,725
Wesleyan CollegeMacon, GA$27,650
Agnes Scott CollegeDecatur, GA$48,150

Financial Aid and COA

At Oglethorpe University, 1,380 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $35,151.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Oglethorpe is $29,005 for students living on-campus and $30,255 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 404 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $36,867 and the average amount of student loans is $7,440.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$64,156
COA (off-campus)$65,406
Tuition & Fees$45,806
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,350
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,600
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,005
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,255
Average Financial Aid$35,151
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,38095%$35,151
Pell Grants53737%$5,031
Federal Student Loan1,01970%$6,749
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid404100%-
Grants or Scholarships404100%$36,867
Federal Grants404100%$3,571
Pell Grants15538%$5,542
Other Federal Grants404100%$1,445
State/Local Grants27468%$4,998
Institutional Grants40199%$30,130
Student Loan Aid32781%$7,440
Federal Student Loans32681%$5,672
Other Student Loans4511%$12,973

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Oglethorpe's acceptance rate is 81.29%. A total of 2,277 applicants applied to and 1,851 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 404 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.83%.
To apply to Oglethorpe, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate81.29%78.17%82.97%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.83%22.63%21.34%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Oglethorpe. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,175 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,1751,0701,280
National Average1,174
Georgia Average1,121
SAT EBRW600540660
SAT Math575530620
ACT Composite272430
National Average25
Georgia Average23
ACT Math252227
ACT English282432

Student Population

Oglethorpe University has a total of 1,491 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 534 male students and 912 female students attending Oglethorpe. The school offers online degree programs and 1,395 students enrolled online exclusively (93.56% of all students).
Undergraduate1,446 534912

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered34 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate59.99%
Student Population1,491
Graduation Rate57%
Retention Rate76%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties79 (Full-time), 43 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs182 (Full-time), 49 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,054
Average Staff Salary$71,547