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The acceptance rate at OU is high, butQuite BrightBiology
The acceptance rate at OU is high, but retention rate is low because of how difficult the courses actually are and because some people really hate how small the school is. One of my best friends freshman year came into Oglethorpe thinking that she could slack off like she did in high school and she ended up being expelled from the university due to academics. This being said, the required GPA is only a 2.0.

Social atmosphere: It is truly identical to high school, only you're required to live there for 3 years. This can be a great thing and it can be a horrible thing depending on what you make it. Find a group of good friends and explore Atlanta with them. The school itself is small but it's in an extremely nice area of Atlanta. That being said, there are always events with free food/t-shirts on campus so take advantage of them! We had karaoke nights and a foam party last year, to name a few. It's lit. Be aware of Greek life. I was a member of a chapter, had an executive position, and was shunned by my organization because of a particularly difficult time I was having at that point in life. I left the chapter. Most people are still very friendly but don't trust them too much.Academics: If you want to go here, you must have an appreciation of the Core program, otherwise, you will not enjoy Oglethorpe. Professors are always very qualified for their positions because it's very competitive to get a job at Oglethorpe (ATL is a sought-after place), but good luck in the chemistry department. A liberal arts degree is highly valued and Oglethorpe's Core program will teach you to write like a pro, which so many Oglethorpe graduates have gone on to say how much it helped put them at an advantage over Tech and Emory students in graduate school.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2019
Individual Value: A+, Extracurricular Activities: C
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Oglethorpe University is a gem.BrightPsychology
Oglethorpe University is a gem. I was a part of the Adult Student Program and was very pleased. The program is offered at night and in 8 week sessions. Its extremely convenient for adult or returning student who work and have many responsibilities. Classes are offered in the evenings 6-810pm and 820-10:30 (professors usually wrap up around 10). Its convenient because you can take 16 courses a semester like a traditional student, but 2 at a time in 8 week sessions. If you work really hard, you can finish early by doing the same thing through the summers.

Required classes are a little hard to rely on in the evening. For example, I had to take one of my requirements during the day because I didnt want to wait until it was offered again.

Faculty has been responsive and helpful each time Ive needed assistance. Professors are knowledgeable and approachable. Some night courses are taught by adjuncts mainly because of the time but youll see your program director alot.

Ive enjoyed my time at Oglethorpe and really believe its a great option for older people to go back to school after work and have genuine college experience but in the evening among their colleagues and more profession mature students.

The campus is neat and safe located in an upper class suburb of Atlanta, not far from Buckhead. Gothic aesthetic and beautifully kept up. Some buildings could use a little remodeling but the newest additions to the campus are outstanding. I feel Ive received a great opportunity and genuine education at Oglethorpe even though I am a somewhat non traditional student. I recommend it to older students who feel online for profit school are their only options.

4th Year Female -- Class 1923
Scholastic Success: A+, Useful Schoolwork: D+
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I just think it's funny how Oglethorpe hasBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I just think it's funny how Oglethorpe has enough money to build luxury apartments for students that cost up to $2,000, yet Traer hall still has roach and spider infestations, mold, falling ceiling tiles, roof leaks, horrible plumbing, broken furniture, and walls so thin you can hear what you're suitemate is watching on tv. Oglethorpe values rich students and ignores poor ones.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
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