Oberlin College

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#115, overall score 47.42/100

Fun Fact:

Oberlin’s mascot is an albino squirrel, based on the much-loved population that lives on campus.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Oberlin, Ohio
  • Region: Midwest
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,895
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 750
  • Jewish population share: 26%
  • Student origin: 6% in-state / 94% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Oberlin Review
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Yeomen
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Flying Horsecows/Praying Manti

COST & AID Score: 3.33/15

  • Score: 3.33/15
  • Tuition: $53,460
  • Room & board costs: $15,212
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $38,361
  • Average loan debt: $29,781
  • Starting median salary: $49,400

ACADEMICS Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Median SAT range: 1280-1450
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 13.33/20

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 15.80/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 29.97/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 11.75/34

  • Score: 11.75/34
  • Hillel: Oberlin College Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad At Oberlin
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Lena Dunham

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