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Who is Eligible?

You are invited to experience the vibrant diversity of Oberlin's campus community through the Multicultural Visit Program. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African-American
  • Hispanic/Latino(a)
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Low income and/or first-generation to college

The student must also be interested in a liberal arts and sciences education (Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences). Lastly, the program is only open to domestic US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. 

Application Outline

The application consists of multiple parts outlined below. We must receive all parts by the applicable deadline:

  • Application Form: Please apply using our online application:

The deadlines for the 2015 Multicultural Visit Program have passed and the application is now closed. 

    • If you cannot complete the online application, please contact our office at (440) 775-8411 or
    • Essay: Be prepared to answer the following in 500 words or less: Since 1835 Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit African Americans and adopting a policy to admit students regardless of race or gender. Knowing this, what do you feel you can contribute to Oberlin's community and commitment to diversity?
  • Responsibility Acknowledgement Forms
  • Completed Counselor Form (automatically emailed to counselor upon submission of application)
    • High School Transcript (Part of the Counselor Form. Unofficial copies are acceptable)
    • SAT or ACT scores (Part of the Counselor Form)

Review of applications will be holistic and decisions will be made up to two weeks prior to the program date. MVP is a competitive program with limited space, so we encourage students to apply early. 

2015 Program Dates and Deadlines

Program DateApplication Deadline
October 8-10 September 14
November 12-14 October 19
December 3-5 November 9
Did You Know

Despite much skepticism and trepidation among college leaders, faculty and residents, intercollegiate football makes its debut in Oberlin in fall 1891 and the team plays its first home game against Cleveland’s Adelbert College of Western Reserve University. Oberlin wins, 12-6. Since then, interscholastic sports programs have grown and the college now supports 21 varsity men's and women's teams.

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