<p>Hi, SlytherinTardis! I'm currently a first-year in the College and will answer your questions based on my my personal experience applying to and attending Oberlin. </p>
<p>Are the ACTs required, or will the SATs be enough?
- Either one works, if I remember correctly. If you're happy with your SAT scores, you don't need to take the ACT as well. However, some kids do better on one than they do on the other; they're very different tests in many ways. Additionally, SAT subject tests can show that you're proficient in specific areas not covered by the SAT or the ACT, so you may want to consider taking those and sending your scores to Oberlin if you feel they reflect your skill level.</p>
<p>I'm in a bunch of clubs, including my school's Literary Magazine. Are there a lot of clubs at Oberlin and is there a Literary Magazine, or even a magazine in general?
- Hey, I was editor of my lit mag in high school. high five. :) There are tons of clubs and several newspapers and magazines. The Plum Creek Review is probably most similar to what you're looking for. Here's the website, where you can find PDFs of old issues: Plum</a> Creek Review | Home
Additionally, if you feel like really learning about a topic in a setting that is more formal than a club but less formal than a professor-taught class, think about ExCos! If you've done some research on Oberlin I'm sure you get the whole ExCo thing, but as a student I can tell you that they're SO much fun and really worthwhile.</p>
<p>How are sports?
- Do you mean sports culture, or the actual athletics? I know our football team did pretty well this year, and it made people happy when they did well. You aren't going to find die-hard Yeomen/Yeowomen fans who only attended Oberlin for the sports teams, but there are definitely people who enjoy sports and lots of talented athletes. I play rugby, and I find the culture of my particular team to be competitive with our opponents but always friendly and respectful. We're a tight-knit group and I imagine the other athletic teams are, as well.</p>
<p>Is it possible to Double Major in Creative Writing and Anthropology? If not, what are the two programs like?
- Academically, you have a lot of freedom at Oberlin. You can double major in pretty much whatever you want, as far as I know. Keep in mind that you need to apply to the Creative Writing Program; you can't progress through the major past the gateway courses without being accepted. The people I know who are Anthro or CW majors all seem to be happy with the departments, and they're quite well-regarded.</p>
<p>I agree with Ma'ayan: definitely check out the blogs. They have all kinds of useful info that helped me a lot as a prospie, including ways to gauge your chances based on your stats.</p>
<p>Best of luck!</p>