Oberlin College: Ranking & Review

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Oberlin Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 292 959
Top 6%

Oberlin College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate34%33%34%
Enrolled undergraduates728307421
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,8531,2191,634

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $100.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores391
Percent of students submitting SAT scores54%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores407
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Oberlin College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $71,330 $71,330
Off-campus $71,238 $71,238
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,212 and other expenses per full academic year.

Oberlin College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,650 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,762 $52,762
Fees for full-time undergraduates $698 $698
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $2,200 $2,200
Tuition for Full-time graduates $39,572 $39,572
Fees for full-time graduates $250 $250

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 8 182 3 193
Social Sciences 106 106
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 83 83
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 53 53
English Language and Literature & Letters 53 53
Natural Resources and Conservation 41 41
History 34 34
Psychology 29 29
Physical Sciences 29 29
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 25 25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 24 24
Philosophy and Religious Studies 15 15
Mathematics and Statistics 13 13
Legal Professions and Studies 9 9
Engineering 4 4
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3
Education 1 1
Grand Total87034715

A total of 711 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Oberlin College.

At the master's level 4 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate86%85%87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

General info

MottoLearning and Labor
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal red, mikado yellow
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff1,064
Instructional FTE344
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.oberlin.edu
Address70 N Professor St
Oberlin, Ohio, 44074
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City population2,500 - 10,000
Fax+1 (440) 775 6905

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