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Oberlin College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 72 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

North Coast Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,824)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,416)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 46 52 - -
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 14 9 - Yes
Field Hockey - 14 - -
Football 48 - - -
Golf 6 - - Yes
Lacrosse 19 16 - -
Soccer 28 24 - -
Softball - 10 - -
Swimming and Diving 18 25 - -
Tennis 7 10 - -
Volleyball - 10 Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes Yes
Squash - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Hispanic 5.2%
Non-resident alien 6.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.6%
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 14 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 46
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Stacy from Columbus, OH
  • 3
  • Unfortunately, the housing at Oberlin is extremely expensive, and although there are some very nice dorms, there are also living spaces with very little to offer in terms of appeal.…

  • Dec-31-2012 Read More
  • Kye from Berkley, MI
  • 4
  • Some of the larger dorms with no themes or other special characteristics don't have much in the way of community, but there are a lot of program houses, theme halls…

  • Jul-03-2012 Read More
  • Johnny from Lorain, OH
  • 4
  • There is like a bubble here, but it's not a bad thing. It's a pretty small school, but there is always something going on here. I live in a Program…

  • Nov-01-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Fresh(wo)man
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    Ask someone about the co-op system -- sometimes a hit or miss but always affordable. I've been happily fed here.

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  • 3
  • Samantha
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and Dining, again, depends on the person's needs and wants. At home, I was having a terrible time finding different foods to eat on my new diet- I stopped eating pork and beef-, however, I school I found it easier to eat. Also, I liked the fact that I was exposed to different foods that I have never tried before. Do not be afraid to eat different foods or pair foods together, if you are afraid you will only be eating hamburgers and french fries until you go home. I think Oberlin fails at making different ethnic foods, I do not think it is fair to make a traditional dish if another culture and make it horribly wrong. So if you come from a traditional (insert race/ethnic group), do not expect the food to be exactly like home.

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  • 4
  • M
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Stevie's is great, but if you don't jive with it, food co-ops are the way to go.

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  • 4
  • Andrew from Elyria, OH
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall, Stevenson, has food that is quite bland most of the time but occasionally scores a 10/5 with a dish, but it is the space (outside of co-ops) that has the most vegetarian/vegan options on campus, and second most vegetarian/vegan options in the country, not to mention the fact that it's all you can eat. Because of the bland flavor though, many students choose to eat at the other, smaller, cafeteria style dining hall in Dascomb, or in one of the many varied co-ops, which are always guaranteed palate pleasers, but require help with cooking or washing.

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  • 2
  • Britni from Winston Salem, NC
  • Aug-12-2013 I am a current student here

    For how much Oberlin costs the food is terrible. It is mostly vegetarian and even the vegetarian options aren't particularly good. The food is edible at best but there are a lot of pretty good restaurants within walking distance of the school. There are also plenty of places, including a grocery store to get food if you don't want dining hall food.

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  • 4
  • Obiegirl from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    The co-op system is my favorite thing about Oberlin. But it won't work for everyone. Whether or not you are in a co-op, there are great vegetarian/vegan/soy free/dairy free/nut free options, and pretty good gluten free options as well.

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  • 5
  • Grover from West Chicago, IL
  • Jun-27-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten-free, or a happy carnivore and cookie-mucher Oberlin has it and has it as healthy as you like.

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  • 4
  • Stacy from Columbus, OH
  • Dec-31-2012 I am a current student here

    Oberlin's general views on sustainability and healthy living is clearly reflected in the food and dining. The dining services at Oberlin have a wide variety of mostly locally and organically grown foods. There are also generous options for vegetarians and vegans. There is always fresh fruit and a very complete salad bar at every meal. Different dining halls offer different unique choices, including a global expedition, and the ring of fire both of which offer a build-your-own special entree each day. In addition, there is always access to pizza, a sandwich bar, and a grill which includes burgers, chicken, hot dogs, fries, etc. In addition, there is a lovely dining hall specifically offering comfort food which always provides a huge and dangerously delicious dessert assortment. Aside from the campus dining service, anybody may apply to be in a food cooperative, which in much less expensive and operates upon the collaborative help of all the members. This community food and cooking experience not only provides a great experience, it also serves as a great option for people with dietary restrictions or specific preferences.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • M
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    No greek life at Oberlin, but we like it that way.

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  • 0
  • Stacy from Columbus, OH
  • Dec-31-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is nonexistent in its traditional sense at Oberlin. However, the equivalent is found through Program Housing. These houses include Asia House, African Heritage House, Spanish House, French House, and other houses unique to a specific belief or culture. This community experience binds residents together through a similar background or conviction, and also serves as a great educational tool.

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