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Tuition & Fees

$49,612

$49,612

not including room and board

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,262
Declined + 5,176
Total Received 7,438
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

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 2,911
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)

2,894

undergraduate students

17

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
40%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
46%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
59%
24-29
39%
18-23
2%
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.
  • Charles Hall, who developed the process of reducing aluminum to the super-thin sheets we know today, was inspired to capitalize on the metal after hearing a lecture on aluminum from his Oberlin College professor Frank Fanning Jewett.

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Oberlin, OH

440-acre campus in Oberlin (population: 8,300), 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
62%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
40%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
46%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
59%
24-29
39%
18-23
2%
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

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,262
Declined + 5,176
Total Received 7,438

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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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 $48,054
Room $6,810
Board $4,056
Additional fees $628
Books & supplies $930
Total $60,478
Average Financial Aid - $37,656
Total with Avg. Aid $22,822

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,656

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,730,607
State $63,482
Institutional $38,875,256
Other external $1,695,651
Total $42,364,996

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $14,200,615
Other external $1,391,410
Total $15,592,025

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.
Africana 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

99%

2,894
students

Female
54%
1,577

Male
46%
1,317

Graduate

1%

17
students

Female
65%
11

Male
35%
6

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,861
students

Female
55%
1,561

Male
45%
1,300

undergraduatePart-time

2%

33
students

Female
49%
16

Male
51%
17

Student Break-down

7%
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
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

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 Canada
China
India
Japan
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

Tanya Aydelott
Assistant Director of Admissions
440 775-8411
tanya.aydelott@oberlin.edu

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