Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
4-year
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Questions and Answers

Ella B.
26 days 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.
26 days 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
Morgan P.
3 months ago
Does Oberlin offer an accelerated master's program for general psychology or clinical psychology?
Oberlin College
Thanks for your question, Morgan! While Oberlin has sent more students on to get PhDs than any other liberal arts college over the last 100 years, we do not offer master or PhD programs. You can learn more about our Psychology program here: https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/psychology
Mary H.
4 months ago
What types of scholarship opportunities are offered by Oberlin, and where can I find them?
Oberlin College
In addition to our $10,000 Oberlin Commitment Scholarship I referenced in my previous response to you, Oberlin does offer other merit scholarships. 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
Mary H.
4 months ago
What types of on-campus housing or dorms are available at Oberlin?
Oberlin College
As a first-year student, you'll be able to choose from a variety of housing styles: traditional residence halls; program houses centered around a language, culture, or interest; or co-ops, in which students run the household and share meal prep. You can learn more about housing and dining options here: https://www.oberlin.edu/living-on-campus
Mary H.
4 months ago
Does Oberlin have different tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students?
Oberlin College
Thanks for your question, Mary! Oberlin is a private college so there is no difference in tuition for in-state, out-of-state, or international students. We do meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need. In addition, to ease the burden of the high cost of college, Oberlin will award a renewable $10,000 Oberlin Commitment Scholarship to all new students who apply and enroll in the College of Arts & Sciences and/or the Conservatory of Music in fall 2022.

About

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.

Academic details

1280-1490
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
29-31
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (36% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

62% White
8% Hispanic
8% Multiracial
5% Black
4% Asian
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
$27,901
Average grant for incoming freshmen
$4,518
Average Pell Grant
$5,991
Average Federal Loans

$27,293
Average Institutional Grant
$5,417
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$56,818 / year
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