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Oberlin Fast Facts
About Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin is quintessential Midwest Americana. The small town, bucolic surroundings just southwest of Cleveland packs a roar with its flagship landmark Oberlin College. The town and school are practically one in the same by sharing a sophisticated yet community-like environment in partnership with students and teachers, townsfolk and faculty, community and academia. The college brings world renowned talents in writing, music, theater, and competitive to a lovely town called Oberlin.
The Oberlin community has a rich and diverse history, representing many different cultures and interests. The charm of Oberlin can be found in the many tree-lined streets, in a historic downtown with unique shops and a variety of restaurants, and most importantly, in its people. A bike path winds through the community, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes.
City of Oberlin
85 S. Main Street
About Oberlin College
Oberlin College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. Oberlin College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts college. It comprises two divisions, the College of Arts and Sciences, with roughly 2,300 students enrolled, and the Conservatory of Music, with about 550 students. Students in both divisions share one campus; they also share residence and dining halls as part of one academic community. Many students take courses in both divisions. Oberlin awards the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music degrees; a five-year program leads to both degrees. Selected master’s degrees are offered in the Conservatory.
Among primarily undergraduate institutions, Oberlin ranks first for the number of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D. degrees. Its alumni, who include three Nobel laureates, are leaders in law, scientific and scholarly research, medicine, the arts, theology, communications, business, and government.
Oberlin’s 440-acre campus provides outstanding facilities, state of the art science and environmental studies centers, a large computing center, a library unexcelled by other college libraries for the depth and range of its resources, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum, preeminent among college art museums. To find out more about Oberlin College or to arrange a campus visit, contact the
Programs: College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music
Student population: 3000
173 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Campus operator: (440) 775-8121