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Oberlin College, Oberlin

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  • If you are looking for a great highly selective liberal arts college, beautiful campus and a town that is FULLY integrated into the campus....look no further. One of the best college communities we ha...  more »
  • Beautiful campus, excellent staff, high quality education The town of Oberlin is quaint with a five-and-dime, coffee houses, and bakeries (no Starbucks). Lovely.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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!
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