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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.8% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,518 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
660 Graduates


The median tuition at Oberlin College is $51,324, which is $19,114 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,105.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Oberlin College received 8,518 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9% annual growth. Out of those 8,518 applicants, 2,388 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28% acceptance rate.

There were 2,912 students enrolled at Oberlin College in 2016, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oberlin College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Oberlin College has a total enrollment of 2,912 students. The full-time enrollment at Oberlin College is 2,886 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Oberlin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oberlin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66% White, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, 7.18% Two or More Races, 5.36% Black or African American, 3.95% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 9.3% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Oberlin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Two or More Races Female (4.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.17%), followed by White Male (0.14%) and Asian Male (0.07%).

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In 2016, 98 more women than men graduated from Oberlin College. The majority of students graduating from Oberlin College are White. These 650 graduates mean that there were 10.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 62 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Oberlin College is General Music Performance with 103 graduates, followed by General Economics with 52 graduates and General Political Science & Government with 49 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Oberlin College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 50 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 29 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 45 graduates.


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Oberlin College has an endowment valued at nearly $871M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.2M (3.12%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Oberlin College had a total expenditure of $182M. Of that $182M, they spent $74.3M on salaries and $27.5M on benefits.

Oberlin College employs 123 Professors, 99 Associate professors, and 98 Assistant professors. Most academics at Oberlin College are Male Professors (80), Male Associate professors (54), and Female Assistant professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oberlin College are: Service, with 182 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, and Management with 120 employees.



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