Wesleyan vs. Oberlin (esp. Sciences)

<p>I'm an incoming freshman at Wesleyan but am considering transferring to Oberlin to be closer to home and other various family reasons that came up this summer. Before I go through this process I want to make sure Oberlin can offer me everything academically that Wes can. Academically my interests make me a very good fit for Wesleyan's Science in Society program because I'm strong in all sciences but am interested in creative writing and societal applications of science as well. How does Oberlin compare in terms of </p>

<p>-Research opportunities (I know their Neuroscience is great but what about Physics, Environmental Sciences, Bio and Chem)
-interdisciplinary programs (like Wes's SiSP)
-Creative writing program
-% of professors teaching classes
-Class size
-Undergraduate papers published
-Student types/overall culture</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Oberlin is at least the equal of Wesleyan in all the categories you mention. You will find lots of comparisons between the two on CC if you just search for "Oberlin Wesleyan." For instance:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/oberlin-college/943972-how-much-oberlin-like-welseyan.html?highlight=wesleyan%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/oberlin-college/943972-how-much-oberlin-like-welseyan.html?highlight=wesleyan&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/oberlin-college/834466-oberlin-vs-wesleyan.html?highlight=wesleyan%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/oberlin-college/834466-oberlin-vs-wesleyan.html?highlight=wesleyan&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>All of those threads focused entirely on cultural differences. The answers seemed pretty all over the map so I'd just have to get a feel for it myself by visiting. </p>

<p>Do you have any more info (like links or articles) on Oberlin's science and creative writing departments?</p>

<p>There are lots of threads on CC about both those topics.</p>

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<p>Not that you need me to do your own research for you, but here are a couple of sources:
<a href="http://oberlin.edu/alummag/spring2010/features/scientific.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://oberlin.edu/alummag/spring2010/features/scientific.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://oberlin.edu/alummag/winter2009/features/special.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://oberlin.edu/alummag/winter2009/features/special.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>