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Oberlin College has set up large tents around campus for students to safely convene while socially distancing. Photo by Yvonne Gay

Explore Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio

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

While some visit options have been suspended due to COVID-19, we have begun offering guided campus tours on a limited basis. Registration is required. We also offer a variety of dynamic virtual sessions for prospective students.

Recent News

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Oberlin College Reaffirms its Commitment to Accessibility with New Scholarship

September 25, 2020

To help families address the increasing cost of higher education, Oberlin College will award a $10,000 Oberlin Commitment Scholarship to all new students who apply and enroll in fall 2021. The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years for students pursuing degrees in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the Conservatory of Music, and up to five years for students who are pursuing a double degree.

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Pandemic Impact Award Helps Zoe Swann ’19 Continue Research on StartReact Effect

September 9, 2020

After graduating from Oberlin College with high honors in neuroscience and a concentration in linguistics, Zoe Swann ’19 immediately embarked on a PhD program at Arizona State University (ASU), where she began writing a literature review, and started developing a dissertation proposal. Then COVID-19 struck. It brought her research to a screeching halt until her lab was granted a $1,500 Pandemic Impact Award to support research expenses.

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.

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Fall 2020 Reopening

In response to COVID-19, Oberlin has devised new approaches to the academic schedule and the student experience. Get the details at ObieSafe.

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

Jules Greene ’19