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Oberlin College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 72 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

North Coast Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,824)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,416)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 46 52 - -
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 14 9 - Yes
Field Hockey - 14 - -
Football 48 - - -
Golf 6 - - Yes
Lacrosse 19 16 - -
Soccer 28 24 - -
Softball - 10 - -
Swimming and Diving 18 25 - -
Tennis 7 10 - -
Volleyball - 10 Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes Yes
Squash - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Hispanic 5.2%
Non-resident alien 6.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.6%
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 14 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 46
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Stacy from Columbus, OH
  • 3
  • Unfortunately, the housing at Oberlin is extremely expensive, and although there are some very nice dorms, there are also living spaces with very little to offer in terms of appeal.…

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  • M
  • 4
  • While at times Dorm Life may feel pretty impersonal, the atmosphere is calm and private Ã?Â?Ã?¢Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â? meaning, you can do whatever you want and no one's going to bother you…

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  • Kye from Berkley, MI
  • 4
  • Some of the larger dorms with no themes or other special characteristics don't have much in the way of community, but there are a lot of program houses, theme halls…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • E from Honolulu, HI
  • I am a current student here

    The food at the dining hall can be boring and not that tasty. They really try by having a global cuisine section and cook food from different parts of the world. It's okay, but I would recommend bringing some food from home like ramen or other instant foods, especially international students because you will definitely miss your comfort foods.

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  • 5
  • Prospective Music Student
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I am a vegetarian and that often makes meals out a struggle, but the amount of vegetarian options in the area was fantastic! I'm also excited about the option of a meal plan where you collaborate with other students to cook meals together--if I end up going here, I definitely plan on doing that. I've been told it's both cheaper and a great social experience.

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  • 4
  • Madeline from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    There are lots of options for dining (some better than others), but at every dining facility there are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options; they make sure that everyone's dietary needs are included so if you have a dietary restriction it will be attended to. Stevie is the main dining hall, it's buffet style and usually has some good options, but if all else fails there's always pizza, pasta, and a salad bar. Dascomb is the second dining hall; it's not buffet style, but that never seems to be a problem for hungry students, and it usually has some pretty interesting stuff (pizza and salad are the two staples here). Decafe is a pretty popular stop for all of your smoothie, sandwich, and grocery needs, but it doesn't take meal swipes which makes me sad. There are also co-ops you can join where a group of people take turns cooking and cleaning all their meals rather than having meal swipes, which is a very popular option for those looking to avoid buying the kind of pricey meal plans or just anyone that really prefers home cooked, healthy meals.

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  • 2
  • Jevon from Springfield Gardens, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Meal plans are very expensive and do not roll over so you have to use all your weekly meals or else you lose them. Students are required to sign up for a meal plan so you won't be able to simply pay as you eat. Some days are better than other but as a whole the meals are nothing special taste-wise and variety is somewhat lacking. The dining halls actually shut down over the breaks even with students remaining on campus, so even though you're paying that much for food, you'll have to fend for yourself over the breaks. This will be difficult if you're a low income students as grocery shopping isn't very cheap in town. There are 3 dining halls on campus. During lunch hours seating can be difficult to find and lines are rather long. You can also choose to dine at a co-op as an alternative. These are run by students who work together to make their own meals.

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  • 4
  • Fresh(wo)man
  • I am a current student here

    Ask someone about the co-op system -- sometimes a hit or miss but always affordable. I've been happily fed here.

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  • 3
  • Samantha
  • I am a current student here

    Food and Dining, again, depends on the person's needs and wants. At home, I was having a terrible time finding different foods to eat on my new diet- I stopped eating pork and beef-, however, I school I found it easier to eat. Also, I liked the fact that I was exposed to different foods that I have never tried before. Do not be afraid to eat different foods or pair foods together, if you are afraid you will only be eating hamburgers and french fries until you go home. I think Oberlin fails at making different ethnic foods, I do not think it is fair to make a traditional dish if another culture and make it horribly wrong. So if you come from a traditional (insert race/ethnic group), do not expect the food to be exactly like home.

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  • 4
  • M
  • I am a current student here

    Stevie's is great, but if you don't jive with it, food co-ops are the way to go.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • M
  • I am a current student here

    No greek life at Oberlin, but we like it that way.

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