Oglethorpe prides itself on unique classroom experiences. With an average class size of 17, professors place emphasis on creating hands-on, discussion-based learning environments. Hear from OU’s Provost and current students about the importance of expanding your connections both inside and outside the classroom.
Students can expect to find a different learning experience in the classroom at Oglethorpe. The big thing about Oglethorpe is that we have very small classroom sizes. It's really a maximum of 20-22 people. So you really do have personal relationships with your professor. We don't use TA's to teach like you have big colleges instead of Oglethorpe, your professor will teach you in the classroom. But you also can take advantage of tutors and supplemental instruction through our academic success programs. Oglethorpe classes are definitely discussion based. So a lot of it you're really involved in the classes, you're not just getting a lot of info thrown out to you. It's very much working hands-on with material. Professors love when we engage with one another and have conversations. And it's just interesting, in my opinion, to kind of see different viewpoints from other people that I would never talked to. We're able to ask teachers questions, and do experiments or projects with teachers and because teachers don't have to worry about doing that for 200 kids it's a feasible thing, and it is possible to do. I feel like you learn more, and you feel more confident about yourself because you don't feel like a number. So it's really easy for professors to understand-- who they're teaching to. And for you to like reach out to them, and learn better the subjects that they're teaching.
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