Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1835 by the Presbyterian Church, making it one of the earliest denominational institutions in the south. Named after James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of the state of Georgia, the school had to close from 1862 to 1866 during the American Civil War. It relocated to Atlanta in 1870 where it again began holding classes. However, difficulty in sourcing funds to support the school’s operations forced it to close two years later.
In 1913, the university was re-chartered as a non-denominational institution and in 1915 the campus was built in its present location in Atlanta.
Oglethorpe University grants four undergraduate degrees and one Master of Arts degree. For its undergraduate program, Oglethorpe offers traditional Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors. For its graduate program, it offers a Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education degree. In addition, it also grants non-degree certificates on a number of subjects.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime students living on campus is US$18,320 broken down into tuition of US$13,200, activity fee of US$125, and room and board of US$4,995. Fulltime students who do not live on campus pay a total of US$13,450 which is basically the same rate as the on-campus residents except they do not pay the room and board cost of US$4,995. Part-time students pay a cost of tuition of US$1,070 per credit hour. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students in paying for their cost of tuition.
On-campus housing is available at the university and is required of all freshman students.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Oglethorpe University.