College at a Glance

The 文学院 and 科学 offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, 社会科学, 自然科学, 和数学. True to our original motto—Learning & Labor—an Oberlin education is the perfect confluence of the theoretical and the hands-on.

nighttime image of Oberlin Science Center
The 欧柏林大学 Science Center’s spacious atrium, 图窗口, and indoor science library make it a popular place for students to study.
Photo credit: William Rieter


13 MacArthur "genius" fellows
75% of students study away
150+ shows on student-run radio station
100% demonstrated need met
$5 租金的艺术品
11:1 student/faculty ratio
440 英亩
44+ 专业
175+ student organizations
2,255 arts and sciences students
1841 awarded first BAs to women
40k 校友
4 校园图书馆
50 courses about sustainability
12% electricity from solar panels
21 varsity sports teams
1835 year black students admitted
1 planetarium and observatory
3 “广告牌”岩石
7 student-run publications
8 co-op organizations
1 home of Toni Morrison Society
#5 Forbes’ top colleges in Midwest
1 smoke-free bowling center
1927 established program housing
100+ students involved in research
600+ Grads who live in Lorain County
1 original Usonian house
55 community-based learning courses
1 volunteer run bike co-op
25-ft 攀岩墙
30% 俱乐部 & intramural sports participation
5 environmentally sustainable buildings
91.5 FM student-run radio station
9 performance venues
22英亩 自然保护区


Get to know the newest Obies. Our first-year enrolling students come to us from 43 states and 46 countries.


One-on-one mentoring with professors will give you an advantage when applying for grants, 奖学金, 实习, and graduate school. 校友 speak fondly of how their professors changed—and continue to change—their lives.

I love how impassioned Oberlin students are about everything. They arrive with high language proficiency. Those who don’t have the language skills learn very quickly,

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Notable Oberlin 校友


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We host an extraordinary lineup of speakers and performers each academic year. We produce hundreds of our own recitals, 剧院, 跳舞, and art exhibits and more, in addition to being home to one of the top college museums in the country.

groups of students at table playing chess.


We probably have a student 俱乐部 for any interest you can imagine. We have groups and 俱乐部s spanning social justice, music, faith, identity, politics, sports, and art. And if it doesn’t already exist, you can create it.

young woman playing basketball.


We offer 21 NCAA Division III teams and dozens of student-run 俱乐部 sports. Whether you like basketball, 暴跌, or quidditch (we’re officially chartered), 我们的大学, 俱乐部, and recreational sports are a valuable part of the Oberlin experience.

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overview of students spread out on cushy chairs studying in a library