Admissions and Financial Aid
Oberlin’s learning environment is like no other. It combines a top-ranked liberal arts college, a prestigious conservatory of music, and one of the finest academic art museums in the country—all on a single campus.
Applying to the College of Arts and Sciences
We look for students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, who care about the world, who believe they can make it a better place, and who have the courage to try. And while Oberlin is highly selective, the student body is down-to-earth and noncompetitive.
Applying to the Conservatory of Music
Our artist faculty will mentor and challenge you to be the professional musician you want to be. Study with them on our all-Steinway campus, practice in rooms with windows, and learn for yourself why we received the National Medal of Arts.
Costs & Aid
We’re committed to bridging the gap between your financial need and a top-notch college education. Whether you’re doing the math or researching grants, we’re here to help.
Get the information you need to help you decide if Oberlin is the right fit for your academic goals. We offer a range of academic support services, peer mentoring, and more.
Financial Aid Resources
Investing in education equates to an investment in human potential. At Oberlin College, our financial aid policies reflect a historic commitment to inclusion and academic excellence.
Get to Know us Better
Get all the information you need to decide if Oberlin is your next home. Walk under the trees in Tappan Square, sit in on classes, visit our recital halls or labs, and see if this is the place where your dreams might take root.
Experience Oberlin up close and in person. There are many ways to explore our community.