Tuition & Fees

$55,102

$55,102

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
51%
600-699
43%
500-599
6%
700-800
49%
600-699
35%
500-599
16%
700-800
40%
600-699
46%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,725
Declined + 4,800
Total Received 7,525
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Private (nonprofit)

2,785

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Politics
  2. Biology
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 1587
ACT 3304

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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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Location

School Facts

Oberlin College, founded in 1833, is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college. Its 440-acre campus is located in Oberlin, OH.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,812
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Oberlin, OH

440-acre campus in Oberlin (population: 8,278), 35 miles from Cleveland. Served by air; major airport serves Cleveland; bus and train serve Elyria (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Oberlin College
173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
51%
600-699
43%
500-599
6%
700-800
49%
600-699
35%
500-599
16%
700-800
40%
600-699
46%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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 Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,725
Declined + 4,800
Total Received 7,525

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

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,020

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,346
Room $8,108
Board $8,230
Additional fees $756
Books & supplies $930
Total $72,370
Average Financial Aid - $45,020
Total with Avg. Aid $27,350
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

Institution's own financial aid form
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

State aid form
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Business/Farm Supplement
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 693-3173
F: 440 775-8249
financial.aid@oberlin.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Manuel Carballo
Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
manuel.carballo@oberlin.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Brazilian Jujitsu, Cycling, Dressage, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Karate, Quidditch, Rugby, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tumbling, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Brazilian Jujitsu, Cycling, Dressage, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Karate, Rugby, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Tumbling, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Dodgeball, Juggling, Racquetball, Running, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Natalie Winkelfoos (men's)
Delta Lodge Director Of Athletics And Physical Education
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Coast Athletic Conference
Mascot
Yeomen/Yeowomen
School colors
crimson and gold

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Politics
  2. Biology
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,812

total students

7%

in-state

93%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

2,785
students

Female
57%
1,596

Male
43%
1,189

1%

27
students

Female
59%
16

Male
41%
11

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,758
students

Female
58%
1,580

Male
42%
1,178

1%

27
students

Female
60%
16

Male
40%
11

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

32%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
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

Sophie Mettler-Grove
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
440 775-8411
sophie.mettlergrove@oberlin.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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