Sophie Mettler-Grove


  • Senior Assistant Director of Admissions


My interest in college admissions began when, as a senior at Smith College, I worked as an interviewer for the admissions office. Upon graduation, I lived in India as a Fulbright research scholar, and there I continued my involvement in admissions work, recruiting prospective Smith students as an alumni representative.

The conversations I had with Indian applicants—about higher education in the United States, the value of the liberal arts, and the students’ individual academic and professional aspirations—felt meaningful and fulfilling, and led me to pursue a career in international admissions.  

Upon returning to the United States, I worked in international admissions at Bard College at Simon’s Rock for four years before joining the admissions team at Oberlin College in 2018. It is a great privilege to share what it means to be an Obie, and the value of an Oberlin education, when meeting students, their parents, and teachers around the world. I take pride in meeting international students, guiding them through the admissions process, and supporting them here on campus. 

I am deeply committed to bringing young people from around the world to experience a U.S. liberal arts education, and specifically to Oberlin—an institution with a long history of academic excellence, intellectual intensity, and social and political “firsts.” 

Oberlin is a place for curious, creative, and focused individuals who take their work and ideas seriously; I can’t wait to meet you and discuss the ways you can grow and thrive as an Obie.