Class Profile

Class of 2027 Profile

Oberlin’s first-year enrolling students represent 43 states and 46 countries.

A female student conducts neuroscience research.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

2023 Applicant Pool

  College of Arts and Sciences Conservatory of Music
Applicants 10,251 1,240
Admitted 3,375 430
Enrolled 707* 135*

227 enrolling A&S students (32%) were admitted through the Early Decision program. College figures are for first-year applicants only. Conservatory figures also include transfer students.

*Includes 53 first-year, double-degree students enrolled in both divisions.

Fall 2023 New Student Enrollment

College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music
First-Year Students 784
Double Degree (first-year and transfer) 53
Transfer 20
Graduate (conservatory only) 3
Total 807

First-Year Enrolling Class Characteristics

Female students  59%
Male students  41%
High schools represented 593
Public school students 64%
Private school students 36%
International students 8%
U.S. students of color 26%

American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian American 14%
Black or African American 7%
Hispanic or Latino/a/x 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%

*Figures represent a percentage of the entire incoming class. Percentages include some students in multiple categories. About 9% of incoming students identify with more than one racial/ethnic category

College of Arts and Sciences Academic Profile

First-year admitted students in the College of Arts and Sciences

Test Score Averages
ACT 32 - 34
SAT/ERW 710 - 770
SAT/Math 690 - 770

(Median 50 percent ranges)

Note: Scores were reported by 59% of students. Oberlin was test-optional during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle, and will continue to be test-optional as a pilot program through the 2025-2026 application year.

Class Rank
Ranked in top 1% 20%
Ranked in top 5% 48%
Ranked in top 10% 64%
Ranked in top 25% 89%

Note: Class ranks are unavailable for 80% of students. Percentages above reflect only the ranked student population.


4.0 GPA weighted / 3.8 GPA unweighted