Oberlin College Top Questions

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

Talia

Oberlin is open and friendly, full of diligent (mostly liberal) students with diverse interests and backgrounds that encourage environmental responsibility.

Holland

A sociopolitically active and creatively inclined liberal Mecca.

William

Oberlin is full of people who believe that one person can change the world.

Yitka

A hippie enclave for those hell-bent on dreaming big and making the world a better place.

Timothy

Quirky, friendly, liberal, progressive, non-heteronormative, and challening.

Jeffrey

Oberlin is an academically rigorous and educationally inspiring school with a liberal student body, committed faculty, a strong environmental conscious, and an emphasis on global citizenship.

Lei

Oberlin has a superb academic environment that challenges students to achieve to their highest ability, and the students are generally accepting and very open-minded.

Ariela

Oberlin allows you to find your niche, nurture it, and develop yourself into a full person.

Christine

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.

Stephanie

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

Gwendolyn

Oberlin is a utopia of learning, art, and friendship; people here forge lifelong relationship, discover who they are and why they were put on this earth, and study a varied and wonderful set of skills, ideas, people, and things.

Anonymous

Oberlin is super awkward in an awesome way.

Tywanna

Oberlin is liberal, highly academically driven, and resourceful.

Christyn

A very liberal and experimental place in which one is able to express themselves in whatever way one wants.

Amber

I can do it in one word...fearless.

Christian

Music freaks, hippies, jocks, hipsters, emo.

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