Oberlin College

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Oberlin College
City: Oberlin, Ohio
Type: Private
Students: 2,800
Colors: Cardinal Red & Mikado Yellow
Mascot: Yeomen
Endowment: $700 million[1]
Website: new.oberlin.edu

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. It was the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students.

In 1833, a pair of Presbyterian ministers, John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart founded Both the college and the town of Oberlin.[2] The ministers named both after Jean-Frédéric Oberlin, an Alsatian minister whom they both admired.

References

  1. 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.
  2. Cityofoberlin.com