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When it comes to potential for excellence and innovation, Oberlin is in a class by itself. One reason for this is the distinctive combination of resources we offer. Nowhere else on the planet does a top-tier liberal arts college come together with a world-class conservatory on a campus that also features a premier art museum. The three work together to create unprecedented opportunities for learning.
Then there is the design of learning at Oberlin, with its goal of helping students form knowledge on their own. And further, a huge part of Oberlin’s innovative spirit is a function of who comes here to learn. Our reputation as a forward-thinking institution attracts trailblazers, groundbreakers, edge-of-the-envelope pushers — young people who come here to imagine, take risks, invent, rethink "the impossible." An Oberlin education fuels their desire for original paths to a degree, and prepares them to go on from here to success in every field imaginable.