Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$58,554

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
650
75th
670
25th
620
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,292
Declined 6,017
Total Received 9,309
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Private

3,038

undergraduate students

19

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,057
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
84%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
650
75th
670
25th
620
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,292
Declined 6,017
Total Received 9,309

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$32,885

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,654
Room $8,600
Board $8,734
Additional fees $900
Books & supplies $1,908
Total $77,796
Average Financial Aid - $32,885
Total with Avg. Aid $44,911
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Coast Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Comparative Literature.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, Other.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. History
  2. Politics
  3. Biology

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

3,057

total students

6%

in-state

94%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

3,038
students

Female
58%
1,773

Male
42%
1,265

1%

19
students

Female
37%
7

Male
63%
12

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,918
students

Female
58%
1,703

Male
42%
1,215

4%

120
students

Female
58%
70

Male
42%
50

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented China
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Turkey
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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