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Oberlin College

70 N Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students in addition to white males. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, part of the college, is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the country. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium. Of Oberlin's nearly 3,000 students, nearly 2,400 are enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, a little over 400 in the Conservatory of Music, and the remaining 180 or so in both College and Conservatory under the five-year Double-Degree program.

Notable alumni include steampunk author Gail Carriger; science-fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi; "Star Trek" actor Avery Brooks; novelist Gary Shteyngart; playwright Thornton Wilder; TV producer James Burrows; screenwriter William Goldman; actress Lena Dunham; playwright/actor Eric Bogosian; and "The Godfather" actor John Cazale.

Library: The Oberlin College library system has total holdings more than 2.4 million items. It is open to the public. Free borrowing privileges are available to alumni who live in northeastern Ohio as well as adults who live or work in Lorain County. Others may obtain borrowing privileges by joining Friends of the Oberlin College Library for $30 per year.

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