Oberlin education requires intensive study and constant challenges, both academically and otherwise. A senior says, "Obies are proactive and this isn't the kind of school where students just sit and study. We take what we learn and apply it to the world."
-The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward B. Fiske, 1997 edition Oberlin received a five-star rating (the highest given) for academics.
One brother advises: "This is definitely a place to work and grow and learn how to handle yourself as a professional in white America ... Says another, "I will never regret choosing Oberlin."
-The Black Student's Guide to Colleges, 3rd edition, Barry Beckham
Oberlin provides an intense, challenging environment which one student said "keeps students thinking 24 hours a day" ... Most students agree that if you're open to new things, Oberlin can be the perfect match.
-The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 1997 Compiled and edited by the staff of The Yale Daily News
Throughout its history the college has shown a commitment to fostering an open dialogue about the problems of discrimination and racism. . . If you want a solid education in an atmosphere in which social and moral responsibility counts for a great deal, and where you will be part of an extraordinary legacy, Oberlin may be for you.
-The 100 Best Colleges for African-American Students, Erlene B. Wilson
Across the board, Oberlin's academic programs are outstanding ... The academic and social challenges at Oberlin won't be for everyone. The college certainly is not typical, and neither are its students, which are the two reasons Obies would probably cite for choosing to attend college in Ohio in the first place.
-The Multicultural Student's Guide to Colleges, by Robert Mitchell
Oberlin students rate their college highly in nearly every academic category ... The atmosphere is "academically intense, yet noncompetitive"; classes are challenging and small; and the professors are "extremely accessible. You really get a sense that they are eager to meet you and help you with anything they can."
-The Best 310 Colleges, 1997 edition Compiled by The Princeton Review
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