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 2016 enrollment may be submitted online at the Common Application website after August 1. 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.


My Experience of Barrows After (Almost) a Semester

Why living in the 'worst' First-Year dorm isn't as bad as you'd think...
posted by Teague Harvey '19 | November 29, 2015 | 1 Responses

Speakers at Oberlin, Fall 2015

One of my favorite parts of Oberlin so far has been the huge variety of speakers that visit campus. I'm a big fan of lectures, and there are endless opportunities to attend them here!
posted by Kira Findling '19 | November 29, 2015 | 2 Responses

Dealing with Depression in College

I believe that my depression has shaped me into a different person, a stronger person. Depression is not a weakness, and I don't think enduring it is anything but a testament to your own strength.
posted by Celina Kobetitsch '19 | November 24, 2015 | 3 Responses

Self-Care Abroad

A semester abroad is not a semester away from life--and that's okay.
posted by Esther Espeland '17 | November 24, 2015 | 0 Responses

The Eleven Best Things About Dining in a Co-op

This year I'm dining in Old Barrows co-op, and it's been one of the best parts of my semester.
posted by Rachel Finn-Lohmann '18 | November 23, 2015 | 0 Responses