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Oglethorpe University International Study Center

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Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,385 students, representing 37 states and 30 countries. We’ve also been ranked:

•Top 20 “Best Buy School” (Fiske Guide to Colleges).
•#33 among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges (Forbes).
•#48 out of 1,223 for “Best Value” nationwide (USA Today/Wall Street Journal).
•#56 out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation for our contribution to the public good (Washington Monthly).
•#148 among America’s best national liberal arts colleges (US News and World Report).

Venture outside of your intellectual comfort zone.

An Oglethorpe education is rigorous, challenging and powerful. It combines the Oglethorpe Core, a four-year interdisciplinary course sequence that all OU students experience together, with your choice of more than 60 areas of study.You won’t spend your first two years cramming in general education requirements like they do at the big state schools. Here, you can get started on your major right away in small, personalized classes.

Your Journey Starts Here

Oglethorpe’s one-of-a-kind Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) links the knowledge you gain in the classroom with real-world experience and career-preparation. You’ll mesh what you learn from professors and books and lab experiments on campus with what business people, policy makers, healthcare workers, scientists, community activists, and artists are doing — every day — around Atlanta, the U.S. and the world.


It’s easy to find your place at Oglethorpe
Oglethorpe students are a diverse, unconventional, and fascinating bunch, and their interests and activities are just as varied. Fortunately, our location in Atlanta and our vibrant campus culture make it easy to explore the world from every angle.

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