Chances of getting into Oglethorpe University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.6%
Admission Difficulty for Oglethorpe University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Ogelthorpe and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,358 out of 2,203 applicants were admitted making Ogelthorpe a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Oglethorpe University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Ogelthorpe SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Oglethorpe University?

Oglethorpe University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oglethorpe University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >74%
1200 to 1290 Avg + 62%-74%
1110 to 1200 Avg - 49%-62%
1020 to 1110 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1020 Low <36%
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Ogelthorpe ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Oglethorpe University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Oglethorpe University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ogelthorpe?

Admission data indicates that Ogelthorpe regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oglethorpe University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oglethorpe University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >76%
24 to 27 Avg + 62%-76%
22 to 24 Avg - 52%-62%
20 to 22 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 20 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.55*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Oglethorpe University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oglethorpe University was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ogelthorpe accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oglethorpe University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

55% of Oglethorpe University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Oglethorpe University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Oglethorpe University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,366 837 2,203
Accepted 808 550 1,358
Acceptance Rate 59% 66% 62%
Enrolled 181 148 329
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oglethorpe University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Oglethorpe University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Oglethorpe University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140696 IPEDS survey data for Oglethorpe University.

Frequently Asked Questions

64% of students submit their SAT scores to Ogelthorpe. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Ogelthorpe. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1290. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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