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Oberlin College

70 N Professor St, Oberlin, OH

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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
  • History
  • 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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$23,846
Receiving Student Loans38%$6,025
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

Oberlin College has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years75%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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

Education

Engineering

    English Language and Literature

    Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    History

    Interdisciplinary Studies

      Legal Professions and Studies

      Mathematics and Statistics

      Natural Resources and Conservation

      Philosophy and Religious Studies

      Physical Sciences

      Psychology

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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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.

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      ACCEPTANCE RATE
      28.78%

      FINANCIAL AID RATE
      89%

      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      9:1

      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
      $24,580