STRONG 2016 Group Photo

The STRONG program is open to admitted students who have decided to enroll at Oberlin as first-years in the fall immediately following the summer program, and who identify as any one or combination of the following: 

  • First generation in their families to attend college
  • Pell-eligible (qualify for a Federal Pell Grant based on your Expected Family Contribution and other factors)
  • Of color (American Indian, Alaska Native, Black, Latina/o, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, multiracial, or of Asian or Middle Eastern descent)
  • Women in areas where they are typically underrepresented in STEM (astronomy, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, or physics)

Departments and Programs Supporting STRONG

Students who meet the eligibility criteria above and who are considering any of the majors or programs below are encouraged to apply to STRONG.

3-2 Engineering Program

Anthropology (archaeology or biological anthropology)

Astronomy

Biology

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Computer Science

Geology

Environmental Studies

Mathematics

Neuroscience

Physics

Pre-Medical Program

Psychology