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Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

Overview

Student Population
2,812
National Rank
#74
Oberlin College overview
Location Oberlin, Ohio
Online oberlin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Oberlin College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,525 prospective students applied, and 2,725 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 805 enrolled in the school.  2,785 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 27 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $54,346 plus fees of $706. Oberlin is ranked 74 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Elite
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SAT 1280/1490
ACT 29/31
GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
36.2% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$54,346
Costs for Oberlin College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,958
Other Fees$706
Room and Board $15,668
Budget for Other Expenses$1,958
Total One Year Cost$74,636

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oberlin College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 26%
Social Sciences 13%
Biology 12%
English and Literature 9%
Ethnic Studies 9%

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University of Rochester

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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

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Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

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Georgetown University

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Reviews

Student and Parent Reviews

If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Oberlin College?

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Aug 2, 2018
H******y from California
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My child was very happy at Oberlin. The academics were challenging and the varied course offerings were endlessly interesting. The professors were easily accessible. I gave it three stars for value for money because the college is hopeless when it comes to helping students enter the world of internships and the workforce. It does not even have ties to the local Cleveland area in any meaningful sense. I put in my two cents on the dating, social life, party, bar scene, and student attractiveness based on what my child told me about their experience at Oberlin. The school is small and the dating pool somewhat limited. You can always find a party if you are looking for one, but there are lots of fun things to do instead of party. The students are generally physically fit. Make-up is optional.

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Jun 13, 2018
E******l from 43004
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It has a very diverse student body. Students come from all across the country. Campus was very progressive. Professors were very approachable. I loved my time at Oberlin. It helped me in my formative years. Most students go on to get their graduate degrees. MD, Ph.d, etc.

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Sep 21, 2017
Y******i from California
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Great school. Very academic and socially aware. Much more difficult than my elite law school.

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