#126 Overall Influence #114 Desirability Rank

Oberlin College

Private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, United States

Featured Alumnus

Paul Pierson ranks among our Top Influential Political Scientists Today.

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).

From Wikipedia

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. In 1835, Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women . It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,309

Acceptance

35%

Graduation Rate

86%

Median SAT Score

1380

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$57,654

Fees (in-state)

$900

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$9,037
30K - 48K$11,560
48K - 75K$22,507
75K - 110K$26,471
110K+$43,258

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

#84 World Rank
Literature
#100 World Rank
Philosophy
#58 World Rank
Education
#223 World Rank
Biology
#73 World Rank
Political Science
#85 World Rank
Psychology
#85 World Rank
History
#98 World Rank
Religious Studies
#265 World Rank
Computer Science
#313 World Rank
Mathematics
#153 World Rank
Economics
#338 World Rank
Physics
#594 World Rank
Engineering
#92 World Rank
Sociology
#611 World Rank
Chemistry
#165 World Rank
Anthropology
#359 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#72 World Rank
Communications
#123 World Rank
Law
#248 World Rank
Business
#253 World Rank
Social Work
#263 World Rank
Nursing
#297 World Rank
Medical
#307 World Rank
Criminal Justice

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 Education, Communications, and Political Science

Donald W. Loveland

American mathematician

Jon Michael Dunn

Professor of Philosophy, Professor Emeritus of Informatics and Computer Science

Theodore Dwight Weld

Theodore Dwight Weld

American abolitionist

Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan

American journalist

Gary Gorton

American economist

James E. Humphreys

American mathematician

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier

American writer

Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah

Sierra Leonean writer

J. William Schopf

American paleobiologist

Joshua Angrist

Joshua Angrist

Israeli American economist

Charles A. Reich

American lawyer

Richard N. Current

American historian