Website: www.oberlin.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,827
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 1,626 Women
(42.5%) 1,201 Men
26
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
34% of 7,762 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
650-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,298
Tuition and Fees
$55,052
Room and Board
$16,338
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$46,044
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,523
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
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
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Campus Life

Oberlin Population
8,300
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
yeoman/yeowoman
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
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  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
173 West Lorain Street
City, State, Zip
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone
(440) 775-8411
Fax
(440) 775-8886
E-mail
college.admissions@oberlin.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
49% of 505 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,125
Students Accepting Wait List Position
752
Students Admitted From Wait List
124

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.57
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
40%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
650-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
44%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 58%
Top quarter: 79%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,298
Tuition and Fees
$55,052
Room and Board
$16,338
Books and Supplies
$930
Other Expenses
$978
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003086
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
529 (64.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
425 (84.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
425 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
425 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,044
Need-Based Gift
Received by 418 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,979
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 378 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,570
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 372 (82.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
276 (46.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,961

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,648 (57.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,412 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,412 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,412 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$45,020
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,195 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,459
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,315 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,149
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,167 (80.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,346 (39.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,998

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,523
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
1,346
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
523
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Visual and performing arts, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Oberlin 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
93% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
7%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

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
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,827
Women
1,626 (57.5%)
Men
1,201 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,793
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
All Graduate Students
26

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
85.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
86.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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