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Tuition

$47,700

$47,700

not including room and board

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,248
Declined + 4,924
Total Received 7,172
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. English
  3. Music
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School Facts

Oberlin College, founded in 1837, is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college and home to America's oldest continuously operating music conservatory. Its campus is located in Oberlin, OH.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,944
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1587
ACT 3304

Private (nonprofit)

2,930

undergraduate students

14

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
49%
600-699
41%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
47%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
58%
24-29
38%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • In 1841, Oberlin College became the first college to grant degrees to women. It was also the first college to grant a bachelor's degree to an African American woman, doing so in 1862.

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Oberlin, OH

440-acre campus in Oberlin (population: 8,292), 35 miles from Cleveland. Served by air; major airport serves Cleveland; bus and train serve Elyria (10 miles). School operates transportation to Cleveland every third Saturday. Public transportation serves campus.

Oberlin College
173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
64%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
49%
600-699
41%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
41%
600-699
47%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
58%
24-29
38%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,248
Declined + 4,924
Total Received 7,172

Admissions Contact

Debra Chermonte
Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
P: 800 622-6243
F: 440 775-6905
college.admissions@oberlin.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,250
Room $6,550
Board $6,054
Additional fees $620
Books & supplies $830
Total $60,304
Average Financial Aid - $33,632
Total with Avg. Aid $26,672

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,632

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,848,294
State $77,238
Institutional $40,581,843
Other external $1,919,088
Total $44,426,463

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $10,819,080
Other external $1,118,478
Total $11,937,558

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Coast Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Yeomen/Yeowomen
School colors
crimson and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeological Studies
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Classical Civilization
College Music
Comparative American Studies
Comparative Literature
Composition
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Electronic/Computer Music
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnomusicology
French
Gender/Women's Studies
Geology
German
German Studies
Greek
Hispanic Studies
Historical Performance
History
Individualized Program
Individually Designed
Jazz Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law/Society
Mathematics
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Pre-Engineering
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
Visual Art
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,930
students

Female
55%
1,601

Male
45%
1,329

Graduate

0%

14
students

Female
43%
6

Male
57%
8

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,889
students

Female
55%
1,579

Male
45%
1,310

undergraduatePart-time

2%

41
students

Female
54%
22

Male
46%
19

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

21%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joel Presti
Senior Assistant Director/Coordinator of International Admissions
440 775-8411
joel.presti@oberlin.edu

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