The College of Wooster, founded in 1866, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 320-acre campus is located in Wooster, 55 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Website: www.wooster.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,980
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 1,082 Women
(45.4%) 898 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 5,615 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
636 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
628 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$63,850
Tuition and Fees
$50,250
Room and Board
$11,850
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$42,174
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,053
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
165
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Wooster Population
26,375
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
McWoo the Scottie Dog
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.6% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
12.8% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1189 Beall Avenue
City, State, Zip
Wooster, OH 44691-2363
Phone
(330) 263-2322
Fax
(330) 263-2621
E-mail
admissions@wooster.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
November 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 5,615 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 3,105 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 2,510 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
580 (18%) of 3,169 admitted students enrolled
Women
321 (18%) of 1,824 admitted students enrolled
Men
259 (19%) of 1,345 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
77% of 151 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
70% of 2968 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
727
Students Accepting Wait List Position
130
Students Admitted From Wait List
12

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 and Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
636 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
628 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
26%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
21%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 45%
Top quarter: 75%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$63,850
Tuition and Fees
$50,250
Room and Board
$11,850
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003037
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
416 (73.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
344 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
344 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
190 (55.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$42,174
Need-Based Gift
Received by 334 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,309
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 271 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,722
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
219 (38.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,540

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,246 (63.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,093 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,093 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
537 (49.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$43,407
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,066 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,621
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 894 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,400
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 154 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
826 (42.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,652

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,053
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,455
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
148
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
197
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
350
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,045
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Physical sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, nursing, social work, dentistry with Case Western Reserve University, architecture with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
165
Part-Time Faculty
47
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 72% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,278,427
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wooster Population
26,375
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
240 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.8 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Wooster
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Canton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
1%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
McWoo the Scottie Dog
School Colors
Black and old gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, rugby
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, volunteer network, international student association, inter-greek council, wooster activities crew, women's athletic and recreation association
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,980
Women
1,082 (54.6%)
Men
898 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,962
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.6% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
12.8% from 37 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Average Starting Salary
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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