Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$56,868

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
49%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
39%
600-699
44%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
64%
24-29
32%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
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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

2,785

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,812
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Cleveland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Cleveland Hopkins International

Oberlin College
173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin
44074

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Experimental College
  • Community Outreach
  • Student Government
  • Student Cooperative Association
  • student radio station

Top Events

  • Artist Recital Series
  • Convocation
  • The Big Parade

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • crime prevention programs

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
49%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
39%
600-699
44%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
64%
24-29
32%
18-23
2%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Squash, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Squash, Table tennis, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Gymnastics, Table tennis

Club Sports Women

Gymnastics

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Mathematics, General
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 75%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
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

27

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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