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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 Suburb or town
In-State Students
6%
Out-Of-State Students
81%
0
100
36%
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, 2019 January 2, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 2, 2020 February 15, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,812
Total Number of Undergrads
2,785
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
75%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$43,407
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$56,868
Out-of-State Tuition
$56,868
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,901
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
175
Size of Town
Suburb or town
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
$40,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Located in a quaint secluded town, Oberlin College is a uniquely progressive Liberal Arts institution committed to equipping students with the tools and knowledge to affect their immediate environment positively. The affiliated Oberlin Conservatory provides extremely rigorous musical training under some of the most influential professors and guest lecturers, artists, and coaches in the current music scene. With a plethora of independent projects, student run classes, organizations, clubs, activities, and a wholehearted commitment to training and involvement, I could not recommend Oberlin more.
Stacy from Columbus, OH
A fantastic culture of tolerance that works to promote ideas from all areas of the world. Every opportunity is available to any student; nothing is shut off, and this all comes from a school that manages to maintain a great class ratio. There is also a huge emphasis on environmental awareness and a lot of amazing buildings to visit.
Ethan from Hudson, OH

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