Oberlin College

70 N Professor St, Oberlin, OH 44074
Tel: (440)775-8411
Private not-for-profit | 2,944 students
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Oberlin College, an independent coeducational institution, holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. Oberlin was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women and historically was a leader in educating African Americans; its heritage is one of respect for the individual and active concern for the larger society.The College uniquely combines an outstanding professional school of music with a leading undergraduate college of arts and sciences. The two divisions reinforce each other. The Conservatory provides flexible programs to prepare students as professional musicians and teachers of music. Deeply committed to academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Within that framework the College expects that students will work closely with the faculty to design an educational program appropriate to their own particular interests, needs, and long-term goals.

School Overview:

Oberlin College
CountyLorain County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
339 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,944 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,903 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
41 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
2,930 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
14 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
9%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
6%3%
% Black
6%6%
% White
73%84%
% Two or more races
5%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,905$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,905$24,744
 
Tuition41234
Percent Admitted31%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)640-740450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)620-720460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)630-730440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Oberlin is dedicated to recruiting a culturally, economically, geographically, and racially diverse group of students. Interaction with others of widely different backgrounds and experiences fosters the effective, concerned participation in the larger society so characteristic of Oberlin graduates. Oberlin seeks students who are talented, highly motivated, personally mature, and tolerant of divergent views. The Conservatory of Music in particular seeks talented musicians with considerable potential for further growth and development. Performance is central to all of the curricula including music education, history, theory, composition, and technology.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Conservatory of Music offers four-year undergraduate programs of professional and academic studies leading to the Bachelor of Music degree, as well as two-year programs leading to a Performance Diploma (undergraduate) and an Artist Diploma (graduate).
  • Oberlin College is proud to have a learning environment and intellectual atmosphere that has earned us a reputation as one of America's best small colleges. Oberlin is one of only eleven small liberal arts colleges to receive exceptional ratings for academic quality from U.S. News and World Report and the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
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