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Below we have gathered a collection of stories and videos to help you get to know Oberlin even better. 

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Why We Chose Oberlin

We walked around campus and asked students why they chose Oberlin. Here’s what they had to say.

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What We Value About Oberlin

We asked students, faculty, and staff what they value most about Oberlin. Here's what they told us.

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The Oberlin Stories Project

We have collected hundreds of personal narratives from students, alumni, faculty, and staff that explain the merits and strengths of Oberlin through the eyes of those who have experienced it firsthand.

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On an Oberlin education

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber
“One of the most important things you will learn here is to express yourself, to engage in dialogue, to respect others’ ideas, and to allow them to change your own. ”
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On finding community

Nico Lara ’18
“For me, La Casa has been an important touchstone with which to keep in contact with my Latino heritage and language--all too easy to lose sight of in the hustle and bustle of pursuing academics and extracurriculars.”
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On the creation of Synapse

Veronica Burnham ’14
“With these two “I want to do!” and “I can do!” revelations, I was set on it - I would create a magazine for science.”

Study Abroad

Oberlin believes that all students should have the opportunity to spend a semester away from campus on an academic program in a different part of the country or world, and we are frequently ranked among the top 25 Baccalaureate Institutions that have the highest number of students who study abroad.

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London Calling

March 3, 2016
During winter term, 12 students traveled to England’s capital to experience the history and variety of the city’s theater scene.
Teresa Tippens

Traveling with Teresa Tippens '15

September 19, 2017
Teresa Tippens ’15 recently returned from a two-year Oberlin Shansi fellowship teaching English in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Student Blogs

The Oberlin Blogs are produced by a team of current students who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience.

Getting Off Campus

With so much happening on campus, it would be easy to never leave! But you’d miss out on a lot. From the city of Oberlin to nearby Cleveland and beyond, there are hundreds of opportunities to experience life in Northeast Ohio.

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Home Away from Home

November 21, 2017
New host family program builds connections and furthers students’ sense of belonging.
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Pedagogy That’s Out of SITE(S)

October 27, 2017
Through the Spanish in the Elementary School (SITES) program, Oberlin students can design and practice their own pedagogy while engaging with children in the community.
Former Oberlin double-degree student Gabe Pollack

Ace of Clubs

July 27, 2017
A circuitous route through Oberlin led directly to a dream job for Gabe Pollack ’11, who today manages a popular jazz club in the Cleveland area.

Athletics

Oberlin is an NCAA Division III institution and part of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), the first conference in the country devoted to giving an equal emphasis to men’s and women’s sports. We offer 21 varsity sports.

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33 Questions for Faculty

We asked faculty members (and President Ambar!) a range of questions about their work and life at Oberlin (33 questions to be exact, to honor the year in which Oberlin was founded). Here’s what they had to say!

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Destinations

A year after graduation, 85 percent of survey respondents from the class of 2016 reported that they were either employed, attending graduate school, or fulfilling a post-graduate fellowship. The rest were largely engaged in service work or pursuing internships.

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Employment

Graduates from 2015-2017 have secured employment with institutions and companies that are national leaders in health care, finance, science research, and the arts, including Credit Suisse, the Federal Trade Commission, Moen, UBS Wealth Management, the NIH, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The New York Times.
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Internships

As you explore possible career paths throughout your Oberlin experience, an abundance of internships and pre-professional opportunities are available to you. In recent years, Oberlin students have worked with the Smithsonian, the Cleveland Clinic, the ACLU, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Morgan Stanley, and the U.S. Senate.
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Graduate School

Oberlin students who attend graduate school often find themselves among the best prepared students in their program, thanks to their undergraduate experience. Top graduate school destinations include Columbia, Cornell, Eastman, Harvard, Julliard, Northwestern, Stanford, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Yale.

After Oberlin

Follow recent Oberlin graduates as they land in highly coveted positions and career-making internships and graduate programs.

L'Insalata at Stanford University's Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences building

Researching Treatments for Adolescent Eating Disorders

February 28, 2018
A strong relationship with her mentor and field experience in college helped Alexa L’Insalata ’17 land her ideal first job as a clinical research coordinator for Stanford University’s Eating Disorders Research Program.
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Brain Power

February 5, 2016
While pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Princeton University, Alexander Riordan ’15 is building mathematical and computational models of brain circuits, working to link cognition with its underlying biology.

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