Oberlin College
#119 Overall Influence#114 Desirability Rank

Oberlin College

Private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, United States

Oberlin College was founded in 1833. Oberlin’s most popular programs are those in English, in biology, in history, in politics, and in environmental studies. Also highly regarded is the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Oberlin is associated with four Nobel laureates:

Among many other distinguished Oberlin-connected individuals, we may mention the following:

Oberlin is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

7,525

Acceptance

36%

Graduation Rate

85%

Median SAT Score

1385

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$54,346

Fees (in-state)

$706

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$14,092
30K-48K$14,001
48K-75K$20,483
75K-110K$30,213
110K+$43,873

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$45,500

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

70 N Professor St, Oberlin OH 44074

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

25 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is Oberlin College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#45 World Rank #22 USA Rank
Sociology
#96 World Rank #36 USA Rank
Philosophy
#68 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Psychology
#57 World Rank #38 USA Rank
Education
#66 World Rank #47 USA Rank
Political Science
#104 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Literature
#162 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#104 World Rank #56 USA Rank
History
#159 World Rank #60 USA Rank
Mathematics
#123 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Anthropology
#123 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Economics
#138 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#133 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Biology
#197 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Physics
#191 World Rank #73 USA Rank
Chemistry
#142 World Rank #78 USA Rank
Computer Science
#433 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Engineering

Other areas of influence

#51 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Social Work
#96 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Nursing
#98 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#99 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Communications
#100 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Law
#112 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Business
#168 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Medical

Influential People

Who are Oberlin College's Most influential alumni?

Oberlin College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Social Work, and Education. Oberlin College’s most academically influential people include George Herbert Mead, Willard Van Orman Quine, and Sinclair Lewis.

George Herbert Mead
George Herbert Mead

American philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist

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Willard Van Orman Quine
Willard Van Orman Quine

American philosopher and logician

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Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis

American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright

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Robert Maynard Hutchins
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Philosopher and university president

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Robert A. Millikan
Robert A. Millikan

American physicist

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John Wesley Powell
John Wesley Powell

American geologist

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Henry Chandler Cowles
Henry Chandler Cowles

American botanist

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Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone

American abolitionist and suffragist

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Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder

American playwright and novelist

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Richard Lenski
Richard Lenski

American evolutionary biologist

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Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham

American actress, television producer and writer

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William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge

American sociologist

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