Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

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Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Oberlin College

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Small classes with engaging professors. The down side of Oberlin is that you're in the middle of Ohio. 45 minutes to Cleveland is as close as you get to city life. Winter can be a bit brutal. The campus is small and you can quickly get to know people and find your way around. A great alternative to more prominent schools with an equal or better education. Can be culture shock if you're coming from a big city.

Academics

Tremendous academically. Rare for a class to have more 30 people. Classes are traditionally based on discussion, not a professor lecturing. Most of the classes are left leaning. Oberlin has a unique program where students can teach classes in areas of expertise as well. This makes for fun classes based on a variety of topics, like Rave Culture, Beer Brewing, etc., all of which count towards (limited) college credit.

College Life

Not much to do on weekends except hope on of the off campus houses has a party. There is a movie theater in town and Oberlin shows movies almost nightly as well. You're not going to go out to a nice dinner, go clubbing, etc. You'll find limited choices and need to make the most of it on your own.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1995

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Great small liberal arts college offering real opportunities for deep study of issues that interest you along with a diverse and accepting student body. The campus is beautiful, the facilities top-notch, and the absence of a greek system makes it more inclusive.

Academics

You can tailor your schedule for how hard you want to work. Depends what you're looking for out of college life. I spent the first 2 years intensively studying a broad array of subjects, and then greatly reduced my workload the final two years, but zeroed in on the subjects I found most interesting.

College Life

Incredible student body. Bright, accepting, quirky, and fun. A truly heterogeneous population. Great experience for those who haven't had exposure to a lot of what the world has to offer. Campus life has a slower pace. Surprising number of activities to amuse you.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I really like Oberlin. The campus is very diverse, cultured, and full of interesting people. The people you meet at Oberlin are some of the kikndest down to earth people I know, and I am truely glad to have met them. The professors are wonderful and always to ready to help.I love how beautiful the campus is, and I would highly recommend Oberlin to anyone.

Academics

The class sizes can vary, but the class sizes are never overwhelming. Some of the classes can be small, as little as ten students, but some of the introductory classes can have as many as seventy. The professors are extremely helpful and always ready to answer questions

College Life

There are numerous things to do at Oberlin. There are many athletic events to go to like football, basketball, and baseball games. There are tons of clubs to be involved in, and there are always activities going on as well


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