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College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,003
   Women 1,097 (54.8%)
   Men 906 (45.2%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 5,667 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.66
SAT Math 612 average
550-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 593 average
520-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $59,800
  Tuition and Fees $46,860
  Room and Board $11,040
Average Percent of Need Met 95%
Average Freshman Award $42,056
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 165
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Wooster Population 26,375
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot McWoo the Scottie Dog
Sororities 17% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.4% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students 10.8% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 70.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 20.0%