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Can I get into Oberlin College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,249 out of 7,815 applicants or 29% were admitted making Oberlin College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Oberlin College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||35%||35%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Oberlin College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Oberlin College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 29 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oberlin College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1255. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>45%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||29%-45%|
|29 to 30||Avg -||22%-29%|
|28 to 29||Reach||17%-22%|
|Less than 28||Low||<17%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>41%|
|1425 to 1510||Avg +||29%-41%|
|1340 to 1425||Avg -||19%-29%|
|1255 to 1340||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 1255||Low||<12%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Oberlin College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oberlin College was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Oberlin College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||28%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||23%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Oberlin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204501 IPEDS survey data for Oberlin College.