OC marker at the corner of Main and Lorain Streets.

Well Established

A college marker, once situated near the corner of Main Street, recognized the institution’s founding in 1833.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Oberlin ethos encourages cross-discipline exploration that breaks down boundaries and allows students to find—or create—their own paths. See where your path might lead.

Conservatory of Music

Music is in Oberlin’s DNA. We are the only major music school in America that focuses almost exclusively on undergraduate education. Our programs, classes, and performance opportunities create an ideal environment for developing the complete musician. 

Experience Oberlin, Virtually

We have suspended all admission-related campus visits and admitted student events until further notice due to COVID-19 and the emphasis on the safety of our community. While we are unable to welcome you to campus, we hope that you will engage with us through our virtual information sessions, virtual tour, and more.

Recent News

participants in an opera production gather together on stage

Backstage Magic

May 26, 2020

Oberlin productions—and the students who mount them—dispel the myth that opera is just for conservatory musicians.

A student works on a painting.

Virtual Senior Art Exhibition

May 26, 2020

During Commencement/Reunion Weekend, graduating studio art majors display their work in an on-campus year-end show. This year works are displayed in a virtual exhibit.

Awards and Honors

Oberlin faculty, students, and alumni compete for awards, scholarships, and fellowships that reward high achievement in disciplines across the board. From STEM fields to musical performance to art and more, Obies see their hard work recognized and supported by the most prestigious organizations in higher education.

From the Blogs

Communication from President Ambar

President Carmen Twille Ambar pens a letter to the Oberlin community offering hope and a path forward with a new initiative.

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“The liberal arts framework of Oberlin gives you the space to listen, and most importantly, to learn.”

Jules Greene ’19