Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Oberlin College is a liberal arts institution that was founded in 1833 in Oberlin, OH. Only two colleges operate on this private university’s campus, a College of Arts and Sciences and the oldest continuously operating Conservatory of Music in the nation. There are a number of educational resources on campus, including the Allen Memorial Art Museum's always free events and exhibits, the Center for Innovation & Impact, and even a performing arts coffeehouse called The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. Oberlin is historically progressive and the Memorial Arch on campus has been a site for activism, as well as protest, for many years.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
7%
Out of State Students
81%
0
100
28%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1357
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 January 2, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
Other January 2, 2018 February 15, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,853
Total Number of Undergrads
2,827
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$39,794
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$51,324
Out-of-State Tuition
$51,324
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,899
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
175
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Cleveland
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
49%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Oberlin College is the best decision I have ever made. The people are fantastic, the classes are fantastic, the vibe is fantastic. If you ever felt like you didn't fit in, Oberlin will prove that you do have a tribe and they are called Obies.
Obiegirl from Philadelphia, PA
This college will open your mind and shift your paradigm.
You will be exposed to world class art (Oberlin Conservatory and Creative Writing Department, etc.)
You will be exposed to wonderfully diverse community that champions social justice.
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