Deeply committed to academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a rich and balanced curriculum in the humanities, creative arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Within that framework the College expects that students will work closely with members of the faculty, advisors, and the instructional staff to design an educational program appropriate to their specific interests, needs, and long-term goals. When you ask our alumni what they value most about their Oberlin experiences, most will say their life-long relationships with our faculty.
Our Honor Code provides the foundation for the intellectual freedom that is encouraged and shared by all members of the academic community. It embodies the belief that true academic freedom and discourse can only exist within a framework of honesty, integrity, and responsibility.
Oberlin College is an NCAA Division III institution and part of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Roughly 350 students athletes participate in 21 varsity sports each year. More than 500 concerts and recitals, about 40 theater and dance productions and two Opera Theater productions each year; one of the top five college art museums in the nation. Oberlin has four libraries housing 2.4 million items: the main library, and three other libraries specializing in music, art, and science. More than 175 chartered groups that support students' various academic, cultural, religious, political, social, and athletic interests and skills.
Oberlin offers all interested students, regardless of major, the opportunity to experience different cultures, languages, and perspectives through Oberlin’s own study away programs or through more than 85 affiliated programs. Study away programs cover a wide range of geographic areas of the world, curricular or academic interests, and program types.