Oberlin College was ranked 50th best U.S. college on Forbes’ list of top undergraduate schools and No. 1 in the state of Ohio.
The liberal arts institution has 2,978 students. About a fifth of them study in its conservatory, the oldest American undergraduate music school in continual operation.
With 88 percent of the overall student body receiving aid to help afford the $59,910 annual tuition, Oberlin College received a high recognition from Forbes for its financial support programs.
“We’re very proud of the work our faculty, staff and students do every day,” Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov said. “We are honored to be in a state that values higher education.”
Co-founded in 1833, the college — one of the first in the country to admit students of all races — and the city of Oberlin — once a stop on the Underground Railroad — share intertwined histories.
After Oberlin College, Forbes awarded Kenyon College in Gambier 69th place and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland was ranked 89th.
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