Oberlin College

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world rank  733

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Established in 1833, Oberlin College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Oberlin (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Ohio. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Oberlin College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Oberlin College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 187 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Oberlin College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1833
Motto Learning and Labor
Colours Cardinal red and mikado yellow

University Location

Address 70 N Professor Street
Oberlin
44074 Ohio
United States
Tel +1 (440) 775 8411
Fax +1 (440) 775 6905

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Carnegie Building, 101 North Professor Street
Oberlin 44074
(440) 775 8411
800 622 6243

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Oberlin College's Library
Oberlin College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,544,025 physical volumes, 159,126 physical media, 189,887 digital/electronic medium and 868 licensed digital/electronic databases. Oberlin College's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
Oberlin College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,495 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Five Colleges of Ohio
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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