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Oberlin College

School Profile

  • Oberlin CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/College of Music in Oberlin, OH
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,839
First-year Undergraduate Students: 766
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,839
Graduate Students: 26

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Conducting
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $40,004
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $40,004

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 630
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 108


Member: NCAA
Team name: Yeomen


  • Ranked #24 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #3 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #24 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

Carnegie Building, 101 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8411
(800) 622-6243
Fax: (440) 775-6905
Contact: Debra Chermonte
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 31%
Early decision acceptance rate 61%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 29%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,222
Female applicants 4,177
Male applicants 3,045
Applicants accepted 2,207
Female applicants accepted 1,264
Male applicants accepted 943
Freshman enrollment 784
Female freshman enrollment 443
Male freshman enrollment 341
Early decision applicants 385
Early decision applicants accepted 235
Early decision applicants enrolled 223
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 28%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,226
Students accepting place on wait list 942
Students accepted from wait list 32

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 37%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 90%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 78%
SAT Critical Reading average score 699
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 660-750
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 675
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 650-720
SAT Writing average score 694
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 650-740
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 42%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 28-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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