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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate35%

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 enrolls around 2,992 students a year, including 2,986 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Oberlin College

It is very difficult to get into Oberlin College. The acceptance rate at Oberlin College is 35%. Out of 11,066 applications received in 2022, 3,859 students were offered admission.

Oberlin College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 47%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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Oberlin College is located in Oberlin, Ohio, near Cleveland.

If you are interested in seeing Oberlin College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90, Interstate 80 to Oberlin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

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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

Apr 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oberlin College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Oberlin College is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Oberlin College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1500


Math SAT Range

670 - 770


Reading SAT Range

690 - 760

Oberlin College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Oberlin College is like? There are approximately 2,992 students enrolled at Oberlin College, including 2,986 undergraduate students and 6 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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