The College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. True to our original motto—Learning & Labor—an Oberlin education is the perfect confluence of the theoretical and the hands-on.
Facts at a Glance
Class of 2021
Get to know the newest Obies. Our first-year enrolling students come to us from 43 states and 44 countries.
One-on-one mentoring with professors will give you an advantage when applying for grants, fellowships, internships, and graduate school. Alumni speak fondly of how their professors changed—and continue to change—their lives.
“As long as I’m alive, I’m a student. We have varying degrees of experience and what we’ve been able do with that experience, how we’ve digested it and how it affects who we are as a person. I’m very careful not to put myself in the position of the expert and not to ignore the experience and the validity of the experience of my students. So I think that learning is quite often a collaborative experience. ”Johnny Coleman , Professor of Studio Art and Africana Studies
Notable Oberlin Alumni
Rhiannon Giddens2000 Singer-Songwriter
James McBride1979 Author, Jazz Musician
Laurie Collyer1989 Independent Filmmaker
We host an extraordinary lineup of speakers and performers each academic year. We produce hundreds of our own recitals, theater, dance, and art exhibits and more, in addition to being home to one of the top five college museums in the country.
We probably have a student club for any interest you can imagine. We have groups and clubs spanning social justice, music, faith, identity, politics, sports, and art. And if it doesn't already exist, you can create it.
We offer 21 NCAA Division III teams and dozens of student-run club sports. Whether you like basketball, tumbling, or quidditch (we’re officially chartered), our varsity, club, and recreational sports are a valuable part of the Oberlin experience.
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