- 4 Year
- OBERLIN, OH
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Oberlin is excited to open our campus to prospective students and their families, and will continue to monitor local, state, and national guidelines as our top priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors. In addition, we’re offering many virtual experiences that capture the energy and passion of this amazing place—and of our amazing Obies. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C minus
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade B minus
There are many colleges. There is only one Oberlin.
Located in Oberlin, Ohio, about 40 minutes from Cleveland. Oberlin offers our 2800 students one of the world’s great undergraduate educations, and we have a long tradition of educating top scholars and musicians. Here, 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. For over 100 years, Oberlin alumni have gone on to earn more PhDs than graduates of other liberal arts school. And in nearly every career field, our graduates are making an impact and improving our world.
An Oberlin education is extraordinary, and each person experiences it differently.
Oberlin College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Music Performance93 Graduates
- History55 Graduates
- Political Science and Government50 Graduates
- Biology48 Graduates
- English46 Graduates
- Economics44 Graduates
- Environmental Science43 Graduates
- Psychology36 Graduates
- Information Science32 Graduates
- Music28 Graduates
Sustainability is integral to the way we learn and live. To create an enduring ecological and human community, we shape our college and curriculum to be responsive and responsible to the local, regional, and global environment. A sustainable infrastructure project is underway to help us reach our ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2025, making Oberlin a national leader in clean energy.
- Socially Aware, Curious, Intelligent10%
- So different that they're all the same10%
- Weird in the best way possible23%
- Melting pot8%
- Collaborative and Creative4%
Oberlin College Reviews
Classes are small so far except for my economic and computer science intro classes--but I get sufficient help nevertheless. Obies are also pretty amazing. I already have some close friends despite being a somewhat shy international first-year student (now rising second-year!). The overall atmosphere of Oberlin is friendly and open. It's a small campus, and everyone is nice so far!
In this COVID19 pandemic, Oberlin really showed its capacities. It's one of the fatest colleges to switch to online courses and its professors adapt to the situation very quickly. They are also providing support for students!