Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia


Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University has a friendly campus, big-city opportunities, and a diverse community of great minds. At Oglethorpe, you’ll get real-world experience, a breadth of knowledge, and a head start to the career you want. Located in Atlanta, Georgia - the ‘Capital of the South’ - Oglethorpe University campus is to the north of the city, close to popular shops, botanical gardens and multiple global corporations. 

With Gothic buildings and tall trees, our campus looks like a Harry Potter film set. Safe and friendly, it’s a great place to live. Our facilities include a fantastic performing arts center, and the welcoming Turner Lynch Campus Center– our main student base with a dining hall, Starbucks, study area, and social spaces.

Meet future employers, grow your network, and get an internship or secure a career with a global brand like Coca-Cola, UPS, or Porsche. You’ll also have access to mentors, career events, and receive all the support you need to achieve a fulfilling future.

The Dual Degree Program: Two Engineering Degrees in One

Stand out to employers with two respected degrees from two universities on your resume. The Dual Degree Program lets you earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Oglethorpe and a specialized engineering baccalaureate degree from one of our partner engineering schools. With this unique option, you only spend five years studying for two degrees – and you get to experience life at two different universities.

You can choose between the following second Engineering Schools:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Auburn University
Kennesaw State University

Spend a Year Studying at the World’s Number 1 University: Oxford University in the UK 

Take advantage of another fantastic opportunity from Oglethorpe to broaden your educational and life experience. During your degree, you can apply to study at the UK’s most prestigious university – for a semester or an academic year. The program allows you to attend Oxford University as an associate student. You will live with international students in Oxford housing and enjoy university privileges.

Student Housing

Students can live in one of seven residences. All on-campus housing allows students to quickly integrate and make friends. The rooms are furnished, and will be shared with roommates. The Gables apartments, for sophomores and up, come unfurnished but offer resort-style living.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships based on academic criteria are available to Direct Admission (based on high school grade point average) or International Year (based on grade point average in IY credit-bearing courses) students who meet the following minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements:

US$ 2,500 Robinson Scholarship: 2.5-2.9 cumulative GPA
US$ 5,000 Sheffield Scholarship: 3.0-3.4 cumulative GPA
US$ 7,000 Weltner Scholarship: 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA

These awards are renewable provided the student earns a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Oglethorpe. Students’ GPAs will be evaluated at the end of each spring semester. 

StudyUnitedStates EU and Oglethorpe are pleased to offer a merit-based scholarship of US$ 3,000 to International Year students who meet the minimum grade point average requirement of 3.0.


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Oglethorpe International Study Center offers the International Year, a pathway program that provides progression to the second (sophomore) year of your degree when you successfully complete the program with the required grades. You can join the International Study Center for two or three semesters depending on your level of English. During the program, you’ll focus on your major while boosting your language and study skills, the Intensive English Program takes place during the first semester in the International Study Center. Students with lower-level English will develop their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to prepare them for university classes.

Our International Year program is for ambitious international students like you. The International Year program incorporates special coursework during your first year of study to prepare you for success in the pursuit of your Oglethorpe degree. You’ll also start developing the career skills you need to succeed in your future.

Once you complete the International Year, you can choose your degree, whether that's as a Major or bespoke Major/Minor combination.

Choose from a wide variety of majors: Accounting BS; American Studies BA; Art History BA; Studio Art BA; Studio Art – Film Production BA; Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration BA; Studio Art – Photography BA; Biology BS; Biopsychology BS; Business Administration BS; Business Administration – Finance BS; Business Administration – International Business Studies BS; Business Administration – Marketing BS; Chemistry BS; Communication and Rhetoric Studies BA; Economics BA/BS; Engineering Dual Degree BS Physics + BE Engineering from partner universities;English and Comparative Literature BA; French BA; History BA; Human Resource Management BA; Individually Planned Major BA; International Studies BA; Mathematics BS; Philosophy BA; Physics BA; Politics BA; Psychology BS; Sociology BA; Sociology – Social Work BA; Spanish BA; Theatre BA.

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the entry requirements of the International Study Center before joining us. 

International Year: Age: 17+
Academic: High school graduate, minimum GPA of 2.5
English language: Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent)

Direct Entry to Your Degree

If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to an undergraduate degree program.

IELTS: 6.5 overall, or TOEFL: 79, or Password: 62, or Embassy: C1

Tuition fees

These international student fees apply to students during the International Year program. After progressing to Oglethorpe University, you will pay international student fees set by the University.

US$ 30,000 International Year (2 semesters)
US$ 37,500 Intensive English Program (3 semesters)
US$ 37,820 Direct admission (per year)

Accommodation and meal plan: From US$ 6,600 per semester
Insurance: US$ 417
Orientation (Fall intake only): US$ 125
Activities (per semester): US$ 140

For more information on Oglethorpe University, or the scholarship programme, please contact StudyUnitedStates EU <- click for e-mail