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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate34%
Acceptance Rate34%

About Oberlin College

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.

Oberlin College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. The college currently enrolls around 2,955 students a year, including 2,942 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Oberlin College

It is very difficult to get into Oberlin College. In 2022, Oberlin College accepted 34% of applicants. In 2022, 10,597 students applied to Oberlin College and 3,639 were admitted.

Oberlin College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 34%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 34%

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Oberlin College is locatedin Oberlin, Ohio, in the city of Cleveland.

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College Info

173 West Lorain Street Oberlin, OH 44074

Campus Setting: Small Town

Oberlin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oberlin College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oberlin College is Nov 15.

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Oberlin College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

658 - 710


Reading SAT Range

680 - 750

Oberlin College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Oberlin College is like? There are approximately 2,955 students enrolled at Oberlin College, including 2,942 undergraduate students and 13 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 7% percent are from OH and 93% percent of students are from other states.


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