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Oglethorpe University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Oglethorpe University received 2,203 applications for fall 2018 admissions. 62% of the applicants were offered admission out of which 331 students accepted the offer and enrolled in the first-year class. 56% of the total student population is female.

  • Oglethorpe University follows a semester-based calendar.
  • TOEFL and IELTS are accepted as proof of English proficiency.
  • Students seeking scholarships will be required to submit an additional FAFSA documentation available on the website.


Application PortalUniversity Application/Common Application
Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/Visa
Acceptance Rate for Fall 201862%
Average GPA3.4 - 3.9
Average SAT ScoreCritical Reading: 570 - 660
Math: 540 - 630
Average ACT Score22 - 27
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring
Application DeadlineEarly Action: November 15
Regular: Rolling Admission

Oglethorpe University International Student Admissions

Oglethorpe University enrolled 1,264 students for fall 2018, out of which 8.5% belong to international students. Students from 33 states and 31 countries are enrolled at the university.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts from institutes previously attended
  • English translation of non-English transcripts
  • Evaluation of foreign transcripts by Josef Silney & Associates
  • Recommendation letter on behalf of a teacher, counsellor or coach
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of sound financial background, for a year, by submitting a declaration of finances

English Proficiency Requirement for International Students

The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS, ELS, ESL, CEFR scores as proof of English proficiency. Listed below is the cutoff score for an international applicant:

TestMinimum Required Score
ELSCompleted level112
ESLCompleted level 7
Duolingo English ExamProficient user

Visa Process for International Students

International students seeking admission to Oglethorpe University must obtain the F1 student visa to enter the United States. The necessary I-20 document will be issued by the university. Students are requested not to apply for visa, 90 days before the registered date on I-20.

Listed below are the required documentation for applying the student visa:

  • Passport
  • Passport size photo not older than 6 months
  • All previous US visas and old passports
  • Visa application fee
  • DS-156 application for the Non-Immigrant visa
  • DS-157 and DS 158 for males
  • I-20 A provided by the university
  • USD 200 SEVIS fee receipt

The other supporting documentation includes:

  • Test scores and official transcripts
  • Acceptance letter and correspondence from school
  • Financial stability proof that show the ability to cover up the first-year fee upfront and funds that can sustain them in their years of schooling
  • Might require to exhibit Academic excellence to study in a University in the US
  • Proof that shows the purpose of study and also arrangements made with the sponsor to cover the funds required for studies.

Oglethorpe University Undergraduate Admission

Oglethorpe University offers an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science

Where to Apply:University Application/Common Application

Application Fee: No application fee, if applied via Early action, else an application fee of $50 is charged.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • SAT and ACT scores
    • SAT School Code: 5521
    • ACT School Code: 0850
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher or Counselor

Additional requirement for transfer students:

  • 2.5 or above GPA
  • Personal Statement
  • Minimum 24 transferable college credits OR SAT/ACT score

Every Undergraduate degree offered by the University also demand the fulfilment of a ‘Residency requirement’. This regulates the number of hours a student should earn to graduate from the university. The precise number of hours is unique to the degree to be earned by the student.

The University also advises prospective students to know their counselor, visit the campus and schedule an interview. The office of Admissions can be reached at: Campus Location: Lupton Hall, 1st Floor; Phone Number: 404.364.8307; and Email:

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