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Q. What is the main USP of Oglethorpe University?

Oglethorpe University's USP is a series of courses that are purposefully designed to challenge perceptions, elicit questions, shift perspectives, and generate connections. Internships in Atlanta, home to the third biggest concentration of Fortune 500 firms in the US, help Oglethorpe University students expand their professional network and on-the-job abilities.

Q. What is the ranking of Oglethorpe University?

  • Since 2017, Oglethorpe has been awarded a "Best Buy" by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a list of only 10 private and public colleges and universities in the USA.
  • FORBES ranks 33rd among the most enterprising colleges in the United States. "Among alumni and students on LinkedIn, the list of only 50 universities boasts more founders and owners than Stanford University and MIT (adjusted for student body size)."
  • Oglethorpe University was named one of the most diverse colleges by Niche. Oglethorpe received an "An" in diversity, placing it among the top 5 Georgia colleges and 66th nationwide out of 1713 universities evaluated.

Q. What is Oglethorpe University famous for?


University is famous for its research and teaching. It is one of the top private universities.

Q. Is Brookhaven a large city?

According to recent Census Bureau figures, Brookhaven reached 55,000 residents for the first time last year and is now DeKalb County's most populous city.

Q. What’s the weather like around Oglethorpe University?

In Brookhaven, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 91°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 96°F.

Q. How many students study in Oglethorpe University?

The total number of students at Oglethorpe University is 1500.

Q. Who are the top alumni of Oglethorpe University?

The notable alumni of Oglethorpe University include-

  • Luke Appling
  • Margaret Elizabeth Ashley-Towle
  • John G. Blowers
  • Joseph Mackey Brown
  • John Burke
  • William C. Kavanaugh
  • Dar’shun Kendrick
  • Sidney Lanier
  • Vincent Sherman
  • Charles Weltner
  • Emily S. Gurley
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