{ Oberlin by the Numbers }

Last year Oberlin received a record number of applications. Prospective students and their parents are visiting campus in record numbers. Given all the focus on numbers, I thought you might like to learn more about Oberlin... by the numbers.

0
zero core curriculum
zero fraternities or sororities

1
1st college to adopt policy to admit students of color and 1st coed college
— ranked #1 in alumni who go on to earn a PhD from predominately undergraduate liberal arts colleges
1st of its kind Environmental Studies building
First Year Seminar Program
1 supercomputer
1 radio station

2
2nd largest collection of Steinway pianos (the factory is #1)
2 Early Decision opportunities
2 divisions (College of Arts and Sciences, Conservatory of Music)
Double degree program
2 operas annually
22 varsity sport teams; 25 foot climbing wall; 22 playing and practice fields
2800 students (2200 Arts & Sciences, 400 Conservatory, 200 Double Degree); 25% of the entering class are American ethnic minorities

3
3 Winter Term projects required
3 Nobel Prize winners in the sciences
3 academic divisions (arts & humanities, science & mathematics, social sciences)
— NCAA Division III athletics
30 minutes from Cleveland airport and 35 minutes from Cleveland
3D images can seen with neuroscience's confocal microscope

4
440 acre campus
47 majors in the College of Arts and Sciences
4 libraries (main, music, art, science)
— about 40% of students study abroad
40+ theater and dance productions annually
4 co-op residence halls

5
— one of the top 5 college art museums in the US
$5 to rent a Picasso, Rembrandt, Warhol for a semester
5 years to earn the double degree
5 performance halls
— students come from all 50 states
500+ concerts on campus annually

6
66% of students receive some form of financial aid]
600+ members in the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association

7
7 MacArthur "Genius" award recipients
70% of classes have fewer than 20 students
7% international students
7 students spending the academic year abroad as Fulbright Fellows
75% of Oberlin students engage in some form of volunteerism during their time at Oberlin

8
8 majors in the Conservatory of Music (with 20 private study areas)
80%+ students live on campus

9
9% of students from Ohio
9 program halls including cultural housing and language study
9-9-9 distribution requirement

10
10th consecutive year the Peace Corps named Oberlin as a top producing college
— a perfect 10 for the life of the mind


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{ Responses To This Entry }

Your post introduced Oberlin in a lively and interesting way! I love it.

2 Early Decision opportunities
40+ theater and dance productions annually
one of the top 5 college art museums in the US
66% of students receive some form of financial aid
These are the things I love the most.

Posted by: yinyu on January 4, 2011 11:20 PM



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