Arts and Sciences Admissions

QuestBridge Applicants

QuestBridge Applicants

Since our founding in 1833, Oberlin has been at the forefront of social change. Our history includes being the first college in the United States to admit students regardless of race (1835) and to grant degrees to women in a coeducational program (1837). Today, Oberlin remains committed to access and to forging a diverse and inclusive community. As part of this mission, Oberlin is a proud partner of QuestBridge National College Match.

About QuestBridge

QuestBridge is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 that connects bright, motivated, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. Working with highly selective colleges and universities, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending top colleges and to support them through their college journeys and beyond.

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process open to academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income families.  Students selected for College Match Scholarships receive loan-free scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board.

About Oberlin and QuestBridge

The College of Arts and Sciences partners with QuestBridge and participates in the National College Match program. Students may apply to Oberlin through the QuestBridge Match process, and non-matched students may use their QuestBridge application in lieu of the Common Application. Additional information about how to apply to Oberlin via the QuestBridge application can be found on the QuestBridge website. Students may not apply to the Conservatory of Music through QuestBridge.

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If you have additional questions about Oberlin and QuestBridge, please email