Learn to make a life, make a living and make a difference Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,260 students, representing 33 states and 31 countries. We’ve also been ranked: Top 20 “Best Buy School” (Fiske Guide to Colleges). #33 among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges (Forbes). #48 out of 1,223 for “Best Value” nationwide (USA Today/Wall Street Journal). #56 out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation for our contribution to the public good (Washington Monthly). #148 among America’s best national liberal arts colleges (US News and World Report).