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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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At first it's hard to get use toQuite BrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
At first it's hard to get use to but overall it's a good school that has a lot of opportunities. Last year was my first year and I did have some ups and downs but I made a few friends that were hard to leave. The other comments said, the eveironment isn't friendly and you can hear everything in other the dorms but it takes time to make friends and you will find amazing people.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Surrounding City: C-
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This school is honestly a great time.Super BrilliantPolitical Science
This school is honestly a great time. even though it is small there is somewhere for everyone to fit in here. i think that anyone who hates this school has not made an attempt at finding their niche.

as for the education do not listen to reviews that say the education is a poor quality. it is a fair grading scale, and the professors care a lot about you. i even had one of my professors phone numbers to text about meeting for office hours for help etc.

everyone i know who is 23-24 and just graduated from oglethorpe has a job. i know many of them. it upsets me to read on here that someone would write youre wasting your money. the office of career affairs will help you get internships in your desired field and get you into the working world by junior year. if you attend this school you will reap the benifits.

1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: F
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