Oberlin College facts and figures - more on Oberlin 2009 Profile
Since 1920, more Oberlin graduates have gone on to earn PhDs than have the graduates of any other American baccalaureate college.
Oberlin has degree programs in 47 academic majors, plus 42 minors and concentrations.
The Oberlin College campus is located on 440 acres in Oberlin, Ohio, 35 miles southwest of Cleveland.
Oberlin's facilities are unsurpassed by any school its size. The college has one of the nation's most extensive college library collections; one of the finest college art museums in the country; and first-rate facilities in music, theater arts, the natural sciences, computing, and physical education.
Oberlin's Science Center features a 64-bit supercomputer - the first installed at any four-year, liberal arts college in the nation.
Oberlin College has a dynamic and interactive campus community. Students have many opportunities to participate in activities and organizations that support their academic, cultural, social, spiritual, political, and athletic interests and preferences.
There are 22 varsity teams, assorted club sports and intramural teams, nearly 150 student organizations, and a busy cultural community that has more than 500 concerts and recitals, as well as about 40 theater and dance productions each year presented by faculty, students, and professionals. It also has one of the top five college art museums in the nation.
Oberlin offers 22 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Division III teams for men and women. The Yeomen compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis. The Yeowomen compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.
Close to a third of Oberlin students participate in intramural sports and club programs, which range from aikido to fencing. Oberlin encourages all students to participate in a sport or some type of physical activity, whether experienced or novice.
Oberlin encourages all students, regardless of their major, to broaden their educational experience through study away programs—both in the U.S. and abroad—that provide cultural immersion, high academic standards, and intensive language programs (if appropriate). Oberlin currently ranks 2nd in number of students studying abroad amongst the top 40 baccalaureate institutions in the Institute for International Education’s Open Door survey. All interested students, regardless of major, may spend a semester or year away from campus, either through Oberlin’s own study-away programs or through more than 85 affiliated programs, at such sites as London, England; Beijing, China; Dakar, Senegal; Hyderabad, India; and Cordoba, Spain.