Oberlin is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, southwest of Cleveland. Oberlin is the home of Oberlin College, a liberal arts college and music conservatory with approximately 3,000 students. Oberlin was founded in 1833 by two Presbyterian ministers, John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart. Towards the middle of the 19th century, Oberlin became a major focus of the abolitionist movement in the United States. Oberlin experiences a humid continental climate. Winters are cold, dry and often snowy. Summers are warm to very warm and sometimes hot.