Class Profile

Class of 2025 Profile

Oberlin’s first-year enrolling students represent 42 states and 50 countries.

A female student conducts neuroscience research.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

2021 Applicant Pool

  College of Arts and Sciences Conservatory of Music
Applicants 9,243 1,393
Admitted 3,377 421
Enrolled 784* 145*

230 enrolling A&S students (29%) were admitted through the Early Decision program. College figures are for first-year applicants only. Conservatory figures also include transfer students.

*Includes 53 first-year, double-degree students enrolled in both divisions.

Fall 2021 New Student Enrollment

College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music
First-Year Students 871
Double Degree (first-year and transfer) 54
Transfer 19
Graduate (conservatory only) 2
Total 892

First-Year Enrolling Class Characteristics

Female students  57%
Male students  42%
High schools represented 630
Public school students 71%
Private school students 29%
International students 9%
U.S. students of color 26%

American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian American 13%
Black or African American 8%
Hispanic or Latino/a/x 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1%

*Figures represent a percentage of the entire incoming class. Percentages include some students in multiple categories. About 9% of incoming students identify with more than one racial/ethnic category

College of Arts and Sciences Academic Profile

First-year admitted students in the College of Arts and Sciences

Test Score Averages
ACT 31 - 34
SAT/ERW 700 - 760
SAT/Math 680 - 780

(Median 50 percent ranges)

Note: Scores were reported by 56% of students. Oberlin was test-optional during the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, and will continue to be test-optional as a pilot program through the 2022-2023 application year.

Class Rank
Ranked in top 1% 21%
Ranked in top 5% 50%
Ranked in top 10% 66%
Ranked in top 25% 90%

Note: Class ranks are unavailable for 75% of students. Percentages above reflect only the ranked student population.


4.0 GPA weighted / 3.8 GPA unweighted


Data accurate as of 9/10/2021