Arts and Sciences Admissions
Oberlin is a highly selective liberal arts college founded in 1833. We are a community of thinkers, scholars, artists, musicians, and activists who share an intense desire for learning, creation, and engagement. We care about the world, believe we can make it a better place, and have the courage to try.



Applications to Oberlin for 2015 enrollment may now be submitted online at the Common Application website. In addition, we encourage you to submit the optional Application Part I as early as possible, so that we are aware of your intent to apply and may follow up with you regarding important dates and requirements. 

There is no fee to apply to the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Love, Mama

"Disclaimers" sets the context for this open letter of sorts that captures elements of a relationship that stands the test of time among a variety of societal challenges, perceptions and misunderstandings.
posted by Alexandria Cunningham '16 | August 25, 2014 | 2 Responses


In light of the rising of Ferguson, MO to mass media attention and the ever increasing black and brown bodies being lost, I took some time to reflect on what I am called to do. First and foremost was to qualify what this blog is for and to set the tone for what is to come.
posted by Alexandria Cunningham '16 | August 25, 2014 | 2 Responses

Memories of Orientation

The first thing I remember about orientation is the excitement that came from constantly introducing myself to other people, telling them about my passions and interests and hearing about theirs in turn.
posted by Emily Wilkerson '15 | August 22, 2014 | 1 Responses

Four Years of Writing

So I asked myself, when did I genuinely enjoy what I was doing? The answer: while studying sociology at Oberlin.
posted by Alicia Smith '10 | August 22, 2014 | 2 Responses

The Dog and Cat and Children Days of Summer

Summer discoveries from across the country.
posted by Brendan Nuse '17 and Frances Casey '17 | August 21, 2014 | 1 Responses