Oberlin College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Oberlin, OH, which is a predominantly suburban area. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled yearly at Oberlin College.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Visual And Performing Arts
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken to apply to Oberlin College. Scores between 28 to 32 on the ACT or 1920 to 2200 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. Competition for admissions among applicants is high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at new.oberlin.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $48,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attending Oberlin College. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,600 each year. Some students at Oberlin College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Oberlin College Yeomen participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.oberlin.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Oberlin College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Oberlin College has a total student population of about 2,900, where graduate students make up roughly 26% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $50,000-$60,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $2,200 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$23,846|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$6,025|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Oberlin College may offer services like those listed below:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Oberlin College has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||75%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Oberlin College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Oberlin College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus in Mansfield, OH (39 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Oberlin College for official up-to-date information.