Oberlin College - Bachelor's Degree

Oberlin College is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college and conservatory of music.Its legacy of inclusion and respect for diversity sets the tone for campus life today.

  • Average Tuition USD 66,628

School Description

Notable among its alumni is Robert Millikan (B.A. 1891), Nobel laureate (Physics, 1923) "for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect;

Bachelor Programs

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    American Studies

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Biology

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Business

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Classics

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Cognitive Science

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Dance

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Economics

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Education

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Engineering

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    English

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    English Literature

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Finance

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    French

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    History

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    International Business

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Languages

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Latin

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Law

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Music

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Music Education

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Physics

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Political Science

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Psychology

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Religion

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Sociology

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

    Vocal Performance

    USD 49,928 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 606
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 26
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 53
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 701

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.14
  • Minimum SAT 1310
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Established in 1833

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    It was the first college to grant bachelor's degrees to women in a coeducational environment and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans

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