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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.

On teaching at Oberlin

Catherine Oertel ’99
“I have initiated new synthetically-oriented research projects in my laboratory here, but I have also continued my work on organ pipe corrosion with students who have been attracted by research that connects science and art.”
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On being pre-med

Asishana Osho ’10
“Oberlin has a great reputation among graduate schools. According to one of my [medical school] interviewers, we are known for producing some of the ‘most talented, most versatile and most driven applicants.’”

On the real breakfast club

Rose Guardino ’17
“Our crew is composed of varsity athletes, artists, intramural people, scholars, and scientists...We recognize that everyone has something to offer and deserves to be heard.”

Study Away

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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Come Sail Away

January 26, 2017
Oberlin students jump at the opportunity to study abroad at sea.
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Bridging the Border in Tucson

December 1, 2017
Studying away doesn’t always mean studying abroad. Nestled in an intimate mountain range, the desert town of Tucson, Arizona, is home to one of the most popular off-campus destinations for Oberlin students: The Border Studies Program.

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.

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 2016-2018 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.

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