Oglethorpe University is a private, liberal arts college in Brookhaven, an inner suburb of Atlanta, Georgia
Oglethorpe University originally chartered in 1835, it was named in honor of General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the Colony of Georgia.
Majors offered at Oglethorpe University include Accounting, American Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Behavioral Science & Human Resource Management, Biology, Biopsychology, Business Administration, Chemistry,Communication and Rhetoric Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, French, History, Individually Planned Majors, International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre.
The Conant Performing Arts Center, completed in 1997, served as the seasonal home of Georgia Shakespeare until Fall 2014.
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opened in 1984 and is located on the top floor of the Philip Weltner Library. The two galleries, the South and Skylight, and gift shop cover 7,000 square feet. Bringing in thousands of visitors each year, the museum has become an important point of interest in Atlanta’s art community.
In 1994, Lupton Hall, Phoebe Hearst Hall, Lowry Hall and Hermance Stadium were added to the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, a historic district including part or all of the 100-acre (0.40 km2) campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.