2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 10,597 students have applied and 3,603 students have allowed to admit to Oberlin College (Acceptance rate: 34.00%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 24.01 % where 865 students have finally enrolled out of 3,603 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Ohio. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Principia College and University of New Hampshire at Manchester, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 50.83%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Ohio. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 37.33%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to Oberlin College

Admissionwww.oberlin.edu/admissions-and-aid/arts-and-sciences
Online Applicationhttps://apply.commonapp.org/Login?ma=187
Financial Aidhttps://www.oberlin.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorcollegecostcalculator.org/OberlinCollege
Disability Servicewww.oberlin.edu/disability-resources

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,399 and the average ACT score is 32 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Oberlin College is average than the schools (average score is 1,299). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Oberlin College1,39932
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,27029
All U.S. Colleges1,12368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges1,13269
4-Years Colleges1,12468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Ohio1,10967

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Oberlin College, 298 students submitted SAT scores (34% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,399 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Ohio. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
Mathematics658710
Total1,3381,460
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)
At Oberlin College, 186 students submitted ACT scores (22% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 32 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Ohio. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Composite3034
English3235
Mathematics2732

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Oberlin College. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations and 1 items are recommended to submit - TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Oberlin College
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended