2,827
Students
Financial aid thermometer
43,251
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
33
33%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Oberlin College is a Comprehensive institution located in Oberlin, OH, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address College of Arts and Sciences Admissions
38 East College Street
Oberlin, OH  44074
United States
Contact Manuel Carballo
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: college.admissions@oberlin.edu
Phone: 440-775-8411
Fax: 440-775-6905

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Modern Greek Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
Psychology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
Woodwind Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,762
Applied
2,617
Accepted
2,827
Enrolled
34%
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Female Admissions

4,637
Females Applied
1,588
Females Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,125
Males Applied
1,029
Males Accepted
33%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.57
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Audition for the Conservatory of Music, detailed portfolio for homeschooled students

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 650 720
SAT Math 630 730
ACT Composite 28 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,346
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Fees

706
Full-time student fees
16,338
Room & board
8,108
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

43,251
Avg. Financial Aid Package
42,825
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
36,672
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,112
Avg. Loan Aid
16,047
Avg. Grant Aid
38,289
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,827
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.75%
Black or African American 5.34%
White or Caucasian 64.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.04%
Asian 3.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 7.71%
Other 0.78%

Gender

Male (42.48%)
Female (57.52%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 93%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Artist Recital Series, Convocation and The Big Parade

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Experimental College, Community Outreach, Student Government, Student Cooperative Association and student radio station

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention programs

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics Checkmark Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics Checkmark Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

381
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio