Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful,100 acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. Renowned for its ground-breaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges. Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.
Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.