Class Profile

Class of 2026 Profile

Oberlin’s first-year enrolling students represent 42 states and 53 countries.

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

2022 Applicant Pool

  College of Arts and Sciences Conservatory of Music
Applicants 10,340 1,211
Admitted 3,609 402
Enrolled 822* 107*

255 enrolling A&S students (31%) were admitted through the Early Decision program. College figures are for first-year applicants only. Conservatory figures also include transfer students.

*Includes 38 first-year, double-degree students enrolled in both divisions.

Fall 2022 New Student Enrollment

College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music
First-Year Students 883
Double Degree (first-year and transfer) 41
Transfer 9
Graduate (conservatory only) 4
Total 896

First-Year Enrolling Class Characteristics

Female students  60%
Male students  40%
High schools represented 667
Public school students 67%
Private school students 33%
International students 8%
U.S. students of color 29%

American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian American 16%
Black or African American 7%
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 11% 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 32 - 34
SAT/ERW 710 - 770
SAT/Math 680 - 780

(Median 50 percent ranges)

Note: Scores were reported by 62% of students. Oberlin was test-optional during the 2021-2022 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% 22%
Ranked in top 5% 48%
Ranked in top 10% 66%
Ranked in top 25% 89%

Note: Class ranks are unavailable for 78% of students. Percentages above reflect only the ranked student population.


4.0 GPA weighted / 3.8 GPA unweighted