About Oberlin College
On Campus Housing
Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin, OH is a private university. It was in 1833 when the Oberlin College was founded. The motto of the Oberlin College is Learning and Labor and its official colors are red and gold. Out of total 2,785 (2019) students enrolled at OC, 2,846 belong to undergraduate courses while 17 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 327 (2017) faculty. Oberlin College is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At OC around 61% are white, 12% are Non-resident alien, and 8% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. In its 187 years of existence, OC has produced several known personalities like Sinclair Lewis (Novelist, Author), Thornton Wilder (Novelist, Screenwriter), Liz Phair (Guitarist, Songwriter), and Charles A. Reich (Lawyer). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 138 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by OC. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). $943 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Oberlin College.
It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. Oberlin College has been ranked at the 85th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to OC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $76,294 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($56,822), books and supplies ($1,908), room and boarding ($16,826), and budget for other expenses ($1,738) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$76,190 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,826 per year. The average meal plan at OC costs around $7,962 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 42% and 58%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
In case the students at Oberlin College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $6,318, whereas the financial aid is $30,380. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,191 as well as institutional aid worth $30,380. At OC, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $52,881,368 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $17,024,072.