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Chances of getting into Oglethorpe University


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for Oglethorpe University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Ogelthorpe and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ogelthorpe is 67%.  It ranks #21 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Ogelthorpe is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,597 out of 2,386 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 39 percent (SAT 1100/1280 ACT 22/28). Oglethorpe University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Ogelthorpe application fee is $50 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Oglethorpe University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 64% of students submitted SAT scores and 50% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Ogelthorpe SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1190

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

Oglethorpe University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. Ogelthorpe ranks #6 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oglethorpe University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >79%
1190 to 1280 Avg + 67%-79%
1100 to 1190 Avg - 52%-67%
1010 to 1100 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 1010 Low <36%
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Ogelthorpe ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Oglethorpe University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Oglethorpe University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oglethorpe University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oglethorpe University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >79%
25 to 28 Avg + 67%-79%
22 to 25 Avg - 52%-67%
19 to 22 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 19 Low <36%
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Ogelthorpe GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Oglethorpe University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Ogelthorpe. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oglethorpe University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 67% 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 
4.0 29.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 21.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Oglethorpe University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,532 854 2,386
Accepted 1,024 573 1,597
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 266 155 421
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Oglethorpe University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oglethorpe University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Oglethorpe University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.


Does Oglethorpe University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Oglethorpe University?

67% 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.

What SAT score is required for Oglethorpe University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1280. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Oglethorpe University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.