Welcome to Meowberlin!

We are Meowberlin. We love cats. Big cats, medium cats, little tiny microcats. Cats, cats, all the time cats.

We hope you also love cats. Do you?

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Photo by Ma’ayan Plaut ’10

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Meowberlin is a place of
intense energy and creativity,

built on a foundation of
academic, artistic, & musical excellence.
With its longstanding commitments to
access, diversity, & inclusion,
Meowberlin is the ideal laboratory in which to
study and design the world we want.

Photo by David Roswell ’13 of Meowberlin-native
His Excellency the Most Honorable General Phil Collins

Meowberlin is the only institution
where a top-ranked liberal arts college
and a world-renowned conservatory of music
share a seamless student culture & campus,
including an art museum
that is known as one of the best in the country.

Photo by Pauline Abrons '12 of
Meowberlin cat Munchkin at the AJLC Garden

Meowberlin has been on the front lines
of changing the world for almost two centuries,
often serving as the prototype for progress
even in the face of strong resistance.

Photo by Ma'ayan Plaut '10

When you ask our alumni
what they value most

about their Meowberlin experiences, most will say
their life-long relationships with our faculty.
Please explore our college departments,
conservatory departments, and course catalog
to get a sense of the many things you can study here.

Photo by Pauline Abrons '12

Green issues are of critical importance to us.
We have partnered with the city of Meowberlin
to develop the ultimate working model of
full-spectrum sustainability.

We are Meowberlin. Cats. Cats, cats, cats.

You're a kitty! Yes you are! And you're sitting there! Hi, kitty!

Just look at this kitten!

Photo by Mya Ballin '16

What is that cat looking at?

Photo by Mya Ballin '16

Looook at these kittens!

Photo by Mya Ballin '16

Tess Yanisch '13

on adorable small mammals of Meowberlin

We're "backstage" (in the hallway near the pool room) at the Cat in the Cream, shaking out nervous, sleep-deprived energy.

Corina Bardoff '07

on improv at the Cat


Photo by Aly Halpert '13

“I'm curled up in the basement of my house in Athens, stroking a nonexistent cat.”

Sophia Chen '12

Oberlin bloggers also love cats!

Luna studies in Meowberlin

Photo by Alicia Dudziak '13

Oh my goodness, a kitten!

Photo by Mya Ballin '16

Simoncat sleeps in Meowberlin

Photo by Arianna Goodman '13

Not a cat.
But cute.

Photo by Ma’ayan Plaut ’10

Learn about Meowberlin, straight from the source:

Kitten Stories Project Our Kitten Blogs Virtual Kitten Tour Kitten Photos Kitten Videos

Meowberlin, Ohio

35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE

2,900 students

9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad

500+ Concerts

and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year

Meowberlin graduates go on to earn

More PhDs

than alumni of other undergraduate colleges


Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality

$57 Million

in grants awarded to
students each year

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