Oberlin College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Ohio


Oberlin College is one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, and it has a distinguished history as the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women. The school was also an early leader in educating African Americans, and to this day Oberlin prides itself on the diversity of its student body. Oberlin's Conservatory of Music has a strong international reputation, and the strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences earned Oberlin a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Arts and Sciences has an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college is located in Oberlin, Ohio, 35 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Music Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2864
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 2974
Faculty: 304

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

70 N Professor St
Oberlin Ohio 44074


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 650 740
Math 630 720
Writing 640 740

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 30%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -30%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1808

Other Expenses: 700

Room and Board: 11550

Tuition and Fees: 43210

Total Cost: 57268

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5750

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 39%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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