Why Oberlin

Why did you chose to apply to Oberlin?


If Oberlin is the metaphorical forest, then I am the tree, seamlessly integrated into the foliage, underbrush, and spirit of my fellow students, and the college that ties us together. Like any forest, the total beauty comes not from one single flower or lone bush, but instead from the interaction of all of the elements. At Oberlin I know I will have the opportunity to explore and cultivate my passion for history and art in an environment unlike any other. From the unique first year seminars ( the "Human Rights and Human Wrongs" seminar being offered this semester sounds fascinating!) to the world-famous art museum (and the well-known art rental program), Oberlin offers a personal learning experience augmented by the resources necessary for in-depth study. Oberlin will, of course, marvelously prepare me for my future graduate studies. But more importantly, the atmosphere, values, and philosophy of Oberlin will prepare me for life. I want to be a part of Oberlin College because however beautiful a single tree may be, the collective power of a diverse forest is superior.

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