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Oberlin College
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  • 4 Year
  • OBERLIN, OH

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

38 E COLLEGE ST
OBERLIN, OH 44074
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
From Oberlin College

There are many colleges. There is only one Oberlin.

Located in Oberlin, Ohio, about 40 minutes from Cleveland. Oberlin offers our 2900 students one of the world’s great undergraduate educations. Our students pursue multiple passions and interests within a supportive, collaborative community. We focus on undergraduate teaching, hands-on research projects, culturally immersive study away experiences, and world-class music opportunities.

An Oberlin education is extraordinary, and each person experiences it differently.

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Oberlin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1300-1460
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$44,689 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,607 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 52 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Oberlin a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

academic spotlight

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State recognized Oberlin as a Top Producer of Fulbright Students for the 15th consecutive year. The Fulbright Program is the federal government's flagship international academic exchange program. Sixteen students from Oberlin were selected for Fulbright awards for the 2023-24 academic year—tied for 2nd most in the country!

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,978 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Quirky
    28%
  • Passionate
    17%
  • So different that they're all the same
    17%
  • Socially Aware, Curious, Intelligent
    15%
  • Empassioned
    4%
  • Individual
    4%
  • Angsty
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 58 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Weird in the best way possible
    27%
  • Granola
    15%
  • Artsy
    12%
  • Odd
    12%
  • Collaborative and Creative
    10%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Melting pot
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

Oberlin College Reviews

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