College of Arts and Sciences Admissions
Apply to Oberlin
Oberlin students demonstrate both academic achievement and a commitment to creating a better world. A strong high school performance in a full range of challenging courses is essential. While we look for students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, we also seek individuals who care about the world, who believe they can make it a better place, and who have the courage to try. If that describes you, we encourage you to apply.
If you’re attending college for the first time and live in the United States, this application is for you.
View requirements for first-year applicants
Transfer & Visiting
Earned some college credits already? If you’ve been in a degree-seeking program or have earned more than 30 semester hours of college credit, this is the application for you.
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Get to Know Oberlin
Whether you want to visit campus or engage with us virtually, we have a variety of options for you to connect with us.
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Majors, Minors, & Concentrations
We encourage you to study broadly, learn deeply, and draw connections across over 50 areas of study ranging from biology to creative writing to computer science and more.
Oberlin's vibrant campus community is full of opportunities to explore, connect, and learn in an environment that prioritizes inclusion and respect.
Costs & Aid
We’re committed to meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student.
Oberlin and QuestBridge
Oberlin is a proud partner of QuestBridge National College Match, a college and scholarship application process open to academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income families. Students selected for College Match Scholarships receive loan-free scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board.
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