Oberlin University

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J. F. Oberlin University
桜美林大学
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TypePrivate
Established1921
LocationMachida, Tokyo, Japan
CampusMachida, Tokyo
ColorsMaroon & Gold
WebsiteObirin University

Oberlin University (桜美林大学, Ōbirin daigaku) is a private university in Machida, Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1946.[1]

History[change | change source]

The name of the university honors Jean Frederick Oberlin. The name highlights the university's historical ties with Oberlin College in the United States.[2]

The university had a junior college, Obirin Junior College (桜美林大学短期大学部, Ōbirin Daigaku Tankidaigakubu), between 1950 and 2007. It originally had one academic department, which taught the English language and literature. A second department, Life sciences, was set up in 1955. The college began accepting male students in 1999. The Life sciences department stopped taking students in 1999. The junior college was closed in 2007.[3][4]

Notable alumni[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. J.F. Oberlin University, "President's Message"; retrieved 2012-3-19.
  2. J.F. Oberlin University, "Our Mission"; retrieved 2012-3-19.
  3. History of Obirin Junior College (Japanese); retrieved 2013-12-21.
  4. Refer to 2011 "ja:全国短期大学高等専門学校一覧" (Japanese), p. 263 「桜美林大学短期大学部

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Coordinates: 35°34′54″N 139°24′23″E / 35.581738°N 139.406331°E / 35.581738; 139.406331