Oberlin

Oberlin College

38 E College St, Oberlin, United States
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Overview of Oberlin College (Oberlin)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,827
    • Men:1,201 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:1,626 Women (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Oberlin)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oberlin College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
173 West Lorain Street
City, State, Zip
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone
(440) 775-8411
Fax
(440) 775-8886
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 2
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for the Conservatory of Music, detailed portfolio for homeschooled students recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
34% of 7,762 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 4,637 applicants were admitted
Men
33% of 3,125 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
728 (28%) of 2,617 admitted students enrolled
Women
421 (27%) of 1,588 admitted students enrolled
Men
307 (30%) of 1,029 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
31%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
40%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
44%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
64%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Oberlin)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,460 (76.62%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,402 (20.64%)
  • Other Expenses: - $930 (1.33%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $978 (1.4%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oberlin College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003086
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
468 (64.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
393 (84.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
393 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
393 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$42,825
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 375 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,998
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 345 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,413
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 323 (82.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
335 (46.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,847

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,615 (57.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,397 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,397 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,397 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$43,251
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,184 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,289
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,246 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,655
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,124 (80.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,115 (39.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,047

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,781
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400

Academics & Instruction (Oberlin)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 75% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,255,489
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oberlin College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


85.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


86.0%

Programs & Majors (Oberlin)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Music
  • Music Education

Campus Life (Oberlin)

Location & Geography

Population


8,300

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Cleveland

Campus Size


440 acres

Weather


Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Elyria

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


7%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
yeoman/yeowoman
School Colors
Crimson and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Oberlin College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, experimental college, community outreach, student government, student cooperative association, student radio station

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,793

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,827
Women
1,626
Men
1,201

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 5.9% Black/African-American
  • 8.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.5% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


10.2% from 46 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


26

Student Resources (Oberlin)

Study resources