Oberlin College

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from 50 majors, 5 integrative concentrations, or create their own. See entire list here.

  • In the College of Arts and Sciences, the student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1 and 80% of Oberlin classes have fewer than 20 students. 

  • At Oberlin, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music share one campus. Students can apply to the unique Double Degree program, to receive both a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music, or major in music as an Arts and Sciences Student, by immersing yourself in five Interdivisional programs.

  • 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 away for a semester or an entire year through over 100 programs across the globe.

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

  • Peer Advising Leaders (PAL) Program aims to create a sense of community among first-year students and help them make the most of their first-year educational experience.