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Study at Oberlin College

Oberlin College is a private, liberal arts college located in Oberlin, Ohio, United States. It was established in 1833 by Presbyterian ministers. The college is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and The Five Colleges of Ohio consortium: Ohio Wesleyan University, Denison University, Kenyon College, and The College of Wooster. Oberlin College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Oberlin College's publications are called the "Oberlin Review, " "the Grape, " and "In Solidarity. " Oberlin's athletics department sponsors more than 20 sports teams. They participate in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Division III. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Yeomen and Yeowomen.

Profile of Oberlin College

Oberlin is in a medium-sized suburb, in Oberlin, OH. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Oberlin earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at Oberlin. The most common major fields study at the school include science, mathematics, music, drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Oberlin Selectivity

Oberlin does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 31% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 640 to 750 for students at Oberlin. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 610 and 710. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Oberlin does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Oberlin are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 774 students (2, 747 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Oberlin attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Oberlin belong to the North Coast Athletic Conference for major sports.

Oberlin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts282English, political science, history, creative writing, East Asian studies, economics, comparative literature, sociology, . . .
Music136music performance, various music studies, music theory and composition, music history and theory
Science79biology, biochemistry, physics, geology, chemistry, biopsychology
Fine Arts38fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy38religion, philosophy, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management27environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts27drama, various performing arts, dance
Therapy and Counselling17psychology
Photography and Commercial Art13film studies
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Education and Teaching6music teaching
Law5legal professions
Engineering2archeology, various engineering courses

Contact: Oberlin

Oberlin College

70 N Professor St

Oberlin, OH 44074

General Phone: (440) 775-8411


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