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Oberlin College, Oberlin

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54 reviews
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3.9
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  • July 19, 2017
    My Son went to Oberlin for physics... but I wish I had chosen it back when I was looking. This is such a great school with solid academics, lots of diversity and a location that is just really cool! I...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    This is going to be listed as an unbiased review by a TripAdvisor member. Haha! I graduated from Oberlin College (class of 1967) and am planning to move back into the town. In addition, I recently ask...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    Nice place to explore. Pretty campus with a beautiful park, alot of activity, music, art, and an impressive art museum. Nice place to explre for a day and its locatrd in a nice little town as well.  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    beautiful town, lots of tree lined streets, great downtown with lots of fantastic restaurants and bars! I don't know what all these one-star reviewers are complaining about... most of these comments seem to be a little outside the purview of a Google review in the first place. Great place!
  • May 29, 2017
    Went here and had one of the worst experiences of my life despite enjoying my first two years thoroughly, graduating last year. Selectively excellent in (certain) academic fields, but very lackluster in others. Key point is total unpredictability: you might end up with a passionate, diligent scholar as a professor who pushes you to work harder and with more direction; OR you'll end up with a nearly-drooling old hippie / radical left-wing ideologue who trails off mid sentence and occasionally goes on nonsensical rants about the Jews. Students are... eerily suggestible. Also no manners whatsoever, don't count on hearing common courtesy greetings. In fact don't even expect eye contact. Glad the weak president has resigned. However, I got my diploma so who's complaining?
  • September 22, 2016
    Don't believe the poorly informed below. Oberlin is a wonderful school that values free speech and rigorously prepares you to enter the world after you get your diploma. Unlike a lot of the rabble here, I actually graduated from Oberlin and can attest to its devoted faculty, emphasis on good work, and willingness to approach and debate diverse ideas. I can't imagine what my life would have been like without the education I received here.
  • June 5, 2016
    You really can't sum up 4 years at a school in a short review so I'll just try to suggest something to consider about Oberlin if it's on your short list: the people who make up the faculty and staff. There may be more famous professors out there but the faculty by and large at Oberlin are fantastic and more importantly, they are here for the students. Since Oberlin isn't a big research university, the professors actually teach the classes and are interested and know the students. This is a wonderful thing. The staff and folks who keep the college running day-in and day-out also must be acknowledged - though they rarely do get enough praise. They are wonderful people, always happy to get to know the students in their time there!
  • May 19, 2017
    Stand and fight for a more rational left.

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