Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College


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Recent Reviews

Cassandra
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

It gets really depressing here in the winter. There's no sun for months. SAD problems.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the college first. Staying the night with a current student is a good thing. Also, look at student reviews.

Kyle
Describe the students at your school.

The students I go to school with are very smart, love to learn, are diverse and open minded.

Describe the students at your school.

The students I go to school with are very smart, love to learn, are diverse and open minded.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students who are liberal minded, who love to have conversations with their professors outside of class. A student who loves to learn, and for the sake of learning and enriching their minds. Students who think outside the box, who love to work one to one with professors will do very well here.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Here are some important things to think about when looking for the "right fit"college: Entrance Requirements: Is submitting a standardized test required? What about an essay? What's the average GPA of students accepted? Location: Do you want to say close to home? Or move across the country? Size: Some colleges have undergraduate populations of 50,000; or 500. What does this mean for your learning Programs/Majors: What do you want to study? Certain schools specialize in specific fields of study If you're not sure look for a college with a mix of liberal arts, business and other majors . Campus: Do you want a traditional college campus with a big lawn and brick buildings? Or are you in for an urban setting? Is it necessary that your campus be close to an airport? Social Life: Are you someone who loves to get pumped up about the big game? How people at your college spend their time outside of class is a great way to gauge how you'd fit in. College isn't spent entirely in the classroom, after all, and you'll want a school where the extra-curricular activities fit your personality, too. Housing:

Christine
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

While well-meaning, earnest, motivated and curious, some students are often very naive and are often in the process of discov...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

While well-meaning, earnest, motivated and curious, some students are often very naive and are often in the process of discovering who they really are.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Music (Oberlin Conservatory), Civil- and women's- rights history (always co-ed, first to admit blacks), Environmental Studies Program and environmental awareness, scientific research (a lot and high quality for a small liberal arts college)

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My first piece of advice is for parents: Let your student make the choice of where to go, what to study, and how to spend their time. They will make mistakes, but this is an important part of the learning processes. Allowing them freedom to grow as an individual and find their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes is important and it requires your support. For students: Life is not black and white with a right or wrong answer. This is like choosing a college and making the most of where you choose to go. There will always be things that you wish were different, but keeping a positive outlook and finding and doing something you're passionate about will be the key to your happiness. A good attitude, enthusiasm for what you do, and some hard work will bring you friends, success, and anything else you truly want or need in college and life beyond.

not
What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The people! The tendancy to see your professors outside of class. Exactley what about the students would be percieved by those at home as "weird" is wonderful.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

look at who you'll be going to school with

John
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is impossible to know whether a school will be a good fit until you actually attend it, so I would recommend visiting a va...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is impossible to know whether a school will be a good fit until you actually attend it, so I would recommend visiting a variety of nearby schools to help the prospective student figure out what sort of campus (large/small, urban/rural) is most appealing. The campus can be a serious dealbreaker. If the prospective student has not decided on a major, the next step would be to look at what programs different schools offer. It can also be very useful to look into the philosophy and goals of different universities to see if any of them stands out. Getting the most out of the college experience is simply a matter of putting the most into it. Like with most things, the more you put in, the more you'll get out. The flip-side of this is time management. Learning to manage your time will be of the most important lessons you will learn.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who have a thirst for knowledge should attend Oberlin.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known what a conservatory/art school education was like.

Maggie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Oberlin has an extrememly diverse student body, while at the same time having a very cohesive, close community.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Oberlin has an extrememly diverse student body, while at the same time having a very cohesive, close community.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who didn't fit in in high school would probably fit in at Oberlin, as long as you're liberal, environmentally-friendly, and open-minded

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing about choosing the right college is finding a place where you feel comfortable - you'll know it when you find it. It should be a place that makes you smile from the first time you walk onto campus. And when you look at the people, you should know that when you leave at the end of four years or however long it takes you, those are the people you want to be like. And when you find that school, don't doubt it: just go. When you're there, don't doubt yourself: just go. Get out there and try to meet new people, because everyone's in the same situation you are. Explore your campus and your community, participate in any organization that looks intersting, and find out what makes your school unique, what makes you love it.

Zach
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Spend time at the school before making a decision. Visit when there are a lot of people around.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Spend time at the school before making a decision. Visit when there are a lot of people around.

What's unique about your campus?

Small class sizes and excessability of the professors.

Stephanie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A crazy place where anything is possible, filled with music, green and liberal ideas, and a culture all its own.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A crazy place where anything is possible, filled with music, green and liberal ideas, and a culture all its own.

What's unique about your campus?

Being able to be yourself and experience the variety of cool things that happen, because it's a combination that exists only at Oberlin.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you start today! Look into every possibility. Think of all the things you could possibly want to be, find out what it takes to get there, and find the best schools for those things in the country. Apply for scholarships. Make sure that the place you choose is an affordable option and that it will lead you on a path that will lead to career options after the four years are up. Ask about internships-- those are the key to success later on. And make sure you like it, that you think you could be happy there for four years.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $52,002
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  • 28%

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