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Oberlin College

  • Oberlin, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 2,894
    total students
  • $48,054 | $48,054
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 30%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 672
    sat math
  • 696
    sat reading
  • 691
    sat writing
  • 30
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Percussion Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Woodwind Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

30% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,438
    • Accepted2,262
    • Acceptance Rate30%
    • Enrolled2,894
    • Female Applicants4,328
    • Females Accepted1,302
    • Female Acceptance Rate30%
    • Male Applicants3,110
    • Males Accepted960
    • Male Acceptance Rate30%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      audition for applicants to the Conservatory of Music
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.59
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 2nd February 1st --
    • Transfer March 15th May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 696 650 740
    • SAT Math 672 620 715
    • SAT Writing 691 645 730
    • ACT Composite 30 28 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$48,054
    • Out-of-state tuition *$48,054
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$628.00
    • Room and board *$13,106.00
    • Room only *$6,810.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,894
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.29%
    • Black or African American5.49%
    • White or Caucasian69.52%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian4.22%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races5.46%
    • Unknown1.07%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.81% representing 40 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students92% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 88%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Experimental College, Community Outreach, student government, Students Cooperative Association, student radio station
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other crime prevention programs

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball Yes Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division C No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty218
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
USA

Ms.Debra Chermonte

Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 440-775-8411
Fax: 440-775-6905
Email: college.admissions@oberlin.edu



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