C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,895
   Women 1,640 (56.6%)
   Men 1,255 (43.4%)
Graduate Students 17
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 28% of 8,518 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.58
SAT Math 676 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 688 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,620
  Tuition and Fees $52,002
  Room and Board $14,010
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $42,479
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 336
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Oberlin Population 8,300
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 90% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot yeoman/yeowoman
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.3% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
46.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.7% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students 9.1% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning 88.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 72.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported