Oberlin College

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from 50 majors, or create their own. See entire list here.

  • In the College of Arts and Sciences, the student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1 and 73% of Oberlin classes have fewer than 20 students. 

  • Oberlin offers a unique Double Degree program that allows students to receive both a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music.

  • Winter term is a 4-week period in January when students continue the process of personal and academic discovery outside of the confines of a classroom. Students dive into individual projects or group endeavors that take place across the globe.

  • Students interested in engineering can participate in a five-year 3/2 Engineering program which allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin and a Bachelor of Science from one of four schools: Case Western, Caltech, Columbia, and Washington University in St. Louis.

  • With advising through a Premed program, Oberlin science majors are accepted into medical school at a rate twice the national average. 

  • More than 75% of students study abroad.

  • The Allen Memorial Art Museum allows students to rent one of two works of art for five dollars each semester. Pieces include works by Picasso, Rembrandt, and Warhol.