Why Oglethorpe?

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Why Oglethorpe? 2017-05-11T16:05:32+00:00

There are many reasons to choose Oglethorpe. Here are just a few…


  • Earn a respected degree from one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.
  • Oglethorpe pioneered degrees for adult students, having provided flexible degree programs for adults for 140 years!
  • Convenient location. Our historic campus is located on Peachtree Road, close to MARTA, Buckhead and all major highways.
  • Flexible schedules. Take any combination of evening or day classes, year-round. Progress at your own pace.
  • Accelerated learning. All courses are four credit hours instead of three as found at other colleges. That means more in depth learning and fewer classes in the long run.
  • Our split semester schedule for evening classes lets students carry a full-time course load while only taking two classes at a time.
  • OU is military friendly. The adult degree program is an excellent way for returning service members to transition back to civilian life.
  • The individually planned major. Work with a faculty committee to design an individualized plan of study combining two or more areas of study.
  • A real college experience! Visit our world-class art museum, attend the theatre, enjoy a musical performance, catch a ball game, study at our on-campus Starbucks or our state-of-the-art library, relax on the quad, or work out in our gym. Why take classes at a remote corporate campus when you can have all of this in our historic, collegiate Gothic setting?
  • Learn in small, personalized classes taught by expert faculty. Class sizes rarely exceed 15 students.
  • Your academic success is our priority. Receive career and major advice, mentoring, academic advisement, and—as needed—tutoring, coaching, and study skills support from a dedicated staff in the university’s Academic Success Center.
  • Internships and career opportunities. The A_LAB at Oglethorpe places students in prestigious internships with Atlanta’s top corporate and non-profit employers.

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