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Oglethorpe University

Check whether Oglethorpe University is right for you as an international student.

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Atlanta, USA
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Study abroad at Oglethorpe University

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, US. It’s a forward thinking university with a friendly campus, and a diverse community.

The University’s campus includes gothic buildings and tall trees, and offers students a safe and friendly place to live. Facilities include a performing arts center, the Turner Lynch Campus Center, which includes a dining hall, Starbucks, study area, and social spaces.

The University offers a wide range of majors, and as a student at Oglethorpe you will also study an intentionally designed sequence of courses known as ‘The Core’. International students can study at the International Study Center, which prepares you for undergraduate study during your first year at Oglethorpe.

The International Study Center is located on campus, and has dedicated classrooms, and a social area. The International Year program includes specific coursework during your first year, so you’ll be fully prepared to join year two of your chosen degree.

Why study at Oglethorpe University?

  • Great value

    Oglethorpe has been ranked number 48 out of 1,223 for ‘Best Value’ nationwide (USA Today/Wall Street Journal)

  • Small class sizes

    The average class size at Oglethorpe is just 17

Life as an international student

Oglethorpe University has a close-knit and diverse community of 1,250 students representing 38 countries and 33 US states.

As a new international student you’ll get all the help and support you’ll need to settle into life at Oglethorpe. You’ll be introduced to all the University’s opportunities, and get help adjusting to living in the USA. Studying at the International Study Center, you’ll live on campus and have access to all the university’s facilities.

You can get involved with one of the University’s 16 sports teams, known as the Stormy Petrels, or volunteer in the local community. There are nine fraternities or sororities you can join, or you could write for a magazine, or run for student office. There’s a range of annual events including the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Petrels of Fire race, and QuadFest.

You will live on campus in one of six furnished, air-conditioned residence halls on campus. You will be assigned a roommate based on your preferences, so you should share with a roommate who has similar interests and a similar lifestyle to you.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
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    • Restaurants 1
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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50
  • Healthcare & Medical
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    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

  • Accommodation

    Per semester costs range from US$3,600 to $7,030 with an option of single or double style rooms.

  • Meal plans

    OU All-Access Meal plans start at US$2,285

  • Insurance


  • Orientation (Fall intake only)


  • Activities (per semester)


  • International Year (1 semester)


  • International Year (2 semesters)


  • Direct admission (per year)

    $39,300 / year

$26.7 MILLION+ IN AID AWARDED ANNUALLY. 90% receive merit scholarships. 97% receive financial aid.

  • Lanier

    $20,000 per year

  • University

    $21,000 per year

  • Presidential

    $22,000 per year

  • Presidential with Recognition

    $23,000 per year

  • James Edward Oglethorpe*

    Full tuition award + stipend for a junior-year study abroad experience.

  • Civic Engagement*

    Full tuition award + internship with a non-profit organization.

  • Oglethorpe Theatre*

    Full tuition award + internship with a professional theatre company.

  • Hammack Business*

    Full tuition award + stipend for study abroad or internship experience.


Oglethorpe University

4Lowry Hall, 3rd Floor, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big-city culture and opportunities

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Visa requirements for Oglethorpe University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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