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Oberlin College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Science Library, 96,014 volumes; Art Library, 87,371 volumes; Conservatory Library, 227,476 items

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,833,737 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 20,936 current serial subscriptions.
  • 345,918 microforms.
  • 87,066 Audio/Visual items.
  • 56,296 e-books.

Museums & Art

Allen Memorial Art Museum; Environmental Studies Center; NMR Spectrometer, Science Building; Conservatory of Music; Musical Instrument Collection;

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Mac

Campus Resources

  • 395 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 400 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 82% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 20% of housing units are Singles.
  • 56% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 8% of housing units are Triples.
  • 16% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 60 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 99% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Art Rental Program; Convocation Speaker Series; Fall Forward and Spring Back dance concerts; concerts featuring the Oberlin Orchestra and Oberlin Chamber Orchestra; Artist Recital Series; Colors of rhythms; Friday Night Organ Pump; Oberlin Jazz Ensemble concerts; Musical Union; Opera Theater; Transgender Awareness Week; Dance Diaspora's Annual Spring Performance; Spring Folk Fest; Hip Hop Conference; Asian American Pacific Students' Conference
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 114 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa Society of Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Lambda;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Fellowship, Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin, Hillel, Muslim Students Association, Newman Catholic Community, Oberlin Student Bioethics Initiative, Pagan Awareness Network, Queers and Allies of Faith, Tzedek, Young Friends, Vipassana Meditators
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Abusua, African Students Association, American Indian Council, Chinese Students Association, Asian American Alliance, Filipino American Student Association, International Students' Organization, La Alianza Latina, Lambda Union, Korean Student Association, Middle Eastern Students Association, Oberlin Zionists, South Asian Students Association, Students of Caribbean Ancestry, Queer Peers, Transgender Advocacy Group
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Aikido Club, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Anime Club, Architectural Resources, Art Students Committee, Bike Co-op, Black Science Students, Oberlin, Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Cheerleading Squad, Chess Club, Chinese Students Association, Classical Action Oberlin, Classical Guitar Association, Climate Justice, College Republicans, Community of Writers, Computer Recycling Program, Concert Board, College Democrats, Enchiridion, Equestrian Team, Experimental College, Fencing Club, Film Co-operative, Finance and Investment Club, Folk Music Club, Forum Board, Gamers' and Roleplayers' Establishment, Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Global AIDS Campaign, Good Food Co-op, Grape, Habitat For Humanity, Hip Hop 101 Committee, HIV/AIDS Educators, Ice Hockey Team, Ilu Aiye, Improv Comedy, Independent Film Series, Intercollegiate Bowling Team, Karate-Kai, Labor Action Coalition, Labor Party, Linux User's Group, Marching Band, Men's Ultimate Frisbee Team, Men's Volleyball Club, Mentors, Modern Music Guild, Music Coalition, Music Education Association of Oberlin, Musical Theater Association, Nothing But Treble, Oberlin Conservatory Black Musician's Guild, Oberlin On Oberlin, Oberlin Records, Oberlin Review, Oberlin Scope, Oberlin Steel, Oberlin Student Association for Transformational Education, Obertones, Oberlin Film Series, OCNORML, Offbeats, Ohio Public Interest Research Group, Omicron Delta Epislon, Organ Pump Committee, Outing Club, Peace Activists' League, Photography Association Co-op, Pottery Co-op, Pre-Orientation programs, Pro-Life Union of Students, Rhythms of Resistance, Scuba Club, Sexual Assault Support Team, Sexual Information Center, Socialist Alternative, Student Cooperative Association, Student Finance Committee, Student Honor Committee, Student Senate, Student Theater Association, Student Union Programming Committee, Students for a Free Palestine, Students in Solidarity with Guatemala, Students United for Reproductive Freedom, Swing Society, Vibe Dance Company, Water Polo Club, WOBC-FM, Women's Rugby Club, Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Oberlin Review (weekly); The Grape (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Cleveland International Airport (20), Akron (60)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Elyria (15)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Elyria (15)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 20% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 45% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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