Oberlin College

70 N Professor St, Oberlin, OH

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Questions and Answers about Oberlin College

Ava N.
5 months ago
How are roommates selected for first year students at Oberlin?
Oberlin College
Hi Ava! You will complete some questionnaires during the summer to share the type of housing you may be most interested in (e.g., first-year experience hall, identity-based communities, co-ops, etc). You'll also be asked some lifestyle questions like how neat/messy you are. Do you wake up early or stay up late? This allows our staff in the Office of Residential Education to match you with a roommate. Though you won't do this until June, you can check out Housing & Dining info at https://www.oberlin.edu/housing/new-students/housing-dining
Holly B.
5 months ago
What is the job placement rate for recent graduates at Oberlin College?
Oberlin College
Thank you for your question, Holly. 95% of recent Oberlin graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate or professional school, doing a post-graduate fellowship, or involved with service like the Peace Corps. To further support our students, we've launched our new Oberlin Internship+ Commitment where we will provide up to $5,000 per student to to support qualified summer opportunities that include internships, research- and performance-based experiences, and other pre-professional activities.
Aliyah P.
8 months ago
Does Oberlin College offer scholarships to help cover study abroad programs?
Oberlin College
Thanks for your question, Aliyah. About 80% of Obies have a study away experience. We believe that all interested students should have the opportunity to spend a semester, full academic year, or Winter Term away from campus on an academic program in a different part of the country or world. In general, your financial aid package will make study abroad affordable for you if you participate in Oberlin-sponsored programs, consortial programs, or more than 100 affiliated programs. In addition, some programs and institutions offer their own funding.
Julian G.
8 months ago
Do Oberlin Conservatory students have separate dormitories from Oberlin College students?
Oberlin College
Great question Julian! We are One Oberlin so Conservatory and College students live, eat, and take a variety of classes with each other. There are no specifically designated "Conservatory" or "College" dorms, so you can choose any part of campus you want to live (and who you want to live with) without limitations. You can learn more about the different kinds of housing options we have at Oberlin here: https://www.oberlin.edu/housing/options
Ella B.
9 months ago
Can students start their own clubs and organizations during their first year?
Oberlin College
With 175+ student groups and clubs from which to choose, you’d be hard-pressed not to get involved in something at Oberlin. Should your specific interests not be represented, take the initiative: Start your own club. Any student is free to organize for any purpose in accordance with the regulations of the college. You can find more info about our clubs and organizations at https://www.oberlin.edu/life-at-oberlin/clubs-organizations
Ella B.
9 months ago
How can students get merit aid from your school?
Oberlin College
Thanks for your question, Ella! All students who apply and enroll in 2022 will automatically receive our renewable $10,000 Oberlin Commitment Scholarship. Oberlin offers additional merit scholarships as well. There are no separate applications you need to worry about submitting; all admitted students are considered for merit scholarships. You will be notified of your merit scholarship along with your offer of admission. More information is available here: https://www.oberlin.edu/financial-aid/policies/scholarships


There are many colleges. There is only one Oberlin. Oberlin offers one of the world’s great undergraduate educations, and we have a long tradition of educating top scholars and musicians. Here, students pursue multiple passions and interests within a supportive, collaborative community. We focus on undergraduate teaching, hands-on research projects, culturally immersive study away experiences, and world-class music opportunities. For over 100 years, Oberlin alumni have gone on to earn more PhDs than graduates of any other liberal arts school. And in nearly every career field, our graduates are making an impact and improving our world. An Oberlin education is extraordinary, and each person experiences it differently.

Majors offered at Oberlin College

Biggest majors
Political Science and Government
Biology, General

Academics at Oberlin College

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Somewhat Selective (36% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Oberlin College demographics

62% White
8% Hispanic
8% Multiracial
5% Black
4% Asian
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Common careers for Oberlin College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Product Manager128k
Software Engineer111k
Executive Director80k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)67k
Data Analyst63k
Content Strategist54k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization46k
Based on 2,583 student responses
53.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
99.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
21%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Oberlin College

Oberlin College financial aid

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