Oberlin College Overview
Oberlin College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Oberlin, Ohio. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Oberlin draws many to the area.
What Is Oberlin College Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Oberlin since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
- The student loan default rate at Oberlin is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Oberlin.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average Oberlin student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Oberlin College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oberlin.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Oberlin has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Oberlin College?
Contact details for Oberlin are given below.
|Address:||70 N Professor St, Oberlin, OH 44074|
How Do I Get Into Oberlin?
You can apply to Oberlin online at: https://apply.commonapp.org/Login?ma=187
Admission Requirements for Oberlin
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Oberlin?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 33%, and the acceptance rate for women is 34%.
Average Test Scores
About 54% of students accepted to Oberlin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 720. Math scores were between 630 and 730.
Can I Afford Oberlin College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Oberlin, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,884 a year. That adds up to $23,536 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Oberlin is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Oberlin College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 17 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,822 full-time undergraduates at Oberlin, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oberlin College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||154|
|Hispanic or Latino||237|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Oberlin College. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 53 countries are represented at Oberlin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Canada.
Oberlin College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Matthew Trump under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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