Oberlin College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Oberlin, OH, a predominately rural area. Over 3,300 students are enrolled at Oberlin College.
Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at Oberlin College. A score in the range of 1915 to 2185 on the SAT exam, or 28 to 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Oberlin College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.68 - 3.89. Oberlin College accepts about 30% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 35% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at new.oberlin.edu.
Overall Oberlin College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Oberlin College was reported as 30.4% in Fall 2013 with over 7,440 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1915 - 2185
- ACT Scores: 28 - 32
- Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89
How Hard Is It to Get into Oberlin College?
Applicant Selectivity: High
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Oberlin College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oberlin College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 33.7%
- 2010-2011: 30.6%
- 2011-2012: 29.6%
- 2012-2013: 31.3%
- 2013-2014: 30.4%
- Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 30.8%
How Does Oberlin College Compare?
The acceptance rate for Oberlin College is eighty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|Baldwin Wallace University||64.0%|
|Cleveland Institute of Art||68.3%|
|Cleveland Institute of Music||54.8%|
|The College of Wooster||56.3%|
|John Carroll University||83.3%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Required
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Required
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oberlin College (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||650 - 740|
|Math||620 - 715|
|Writing||645 - 730|
|Total Score||1915 - 2185|
|English||0 - 0|
|Math||0 - 0|
|Composite Score||28 - 32|