101 North Professor StreetOberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074 440-775-8411
http://www.oberlin.edu college.admissions@oberlin.edu
About Oberlin College
  • Year of Foundation 1833
  • Size of Campus 450 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 2,845
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 91%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $38,012
  • Room and Board $9,870
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 2,839
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 the education of African Americans. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social engagement and diversity. The college uniquely combines an outstanding professional school of music with a leading undergraduate college of arts and sciences.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa Society of Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Lambda;
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Art Rental Program; Convocation Speaker Series; Fall Forward and Spring Back dance concerts; concerts featuring the Oberlin Orchestra and Oberlin Chamber Orchestra; Artist Recital Series; Colors of rhythms; Friday Night Organ Pump; Oberlin Jazz Ensemble co
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Abusua, African Students Association, American Indian Council, Chinese Students Association, Asian American Alliance, Filipino American Student Association, International Students' Organization, La Alianza Latina, Lambda Un
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Fellowship, Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin, Hillel, Muslim Students Association, Newman Catholic Community, Oberlin Student Bioethics Initiative, Pagan Awareness Network, Queers and Allies of Faith, Tzedek, Youn
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Cleveland International Airport (20), Akron (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Elyria (15)
  • Distance to nearest bus Elyria (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 60
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 8%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 20%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 82%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (77%), women's dorms (1%), apartment for single students (2%), special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing (7%), other housing options (13%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 56%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 16%
Campus Services
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Science Library, 96,014 volumes; Art Library, 87,371 volumes; Conservatory Library, 227,476 items
  • Number Of Microforms 345,918
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated,
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,000
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number of e-books 56,296
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,833,737
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 100
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 87,066
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 400
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Allen Memorial Art Museum; Environmental Studies Center; NMR Spectrometer, Science Building; Conservatory of Music; Musical Instrument Collection;
  • Number Of Subscriptions 20,936
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 70%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs ACNielsenBASES, American Institutes for Research, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Federal Reserve Banks (Cleveland, Boston, etc.), Lehman Brothers, Harvard Medical School, Mathematica Policy Research, Morningstar, National Institutes of Health, Teach for Amer
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 45%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Employed Students after 1 year 77%
  • Student Employment On campus job opportunities are provided
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural