Atlanta, Georgia

Ogelthorpe Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Oglethorpe University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Oglethorpe University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Ogelthorpe and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,253 out of 2,159 applicants were admitted making Ogelthorpe a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Only 27% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Oglethorpe University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oglethorpe University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >70%
1275 to 1370 Avg + 58%-70%
1180 to 1275 Avg - 45%-58%
1085 to 1180 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1085 Low <32%
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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 27
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 #8 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 53 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
28 and Above Good >70%
25 to 28 Avg + 58%-70%
22 to 25 Avg - 45%-58%
19 to 22 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 19 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Oglethorpe University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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 1,338 821 2,159
Accepted 777 476 1,253
Acceptance Rate 58% 58% 58%
Enrolled 204 130 334
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 27%

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.