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Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
Wofford is a liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded as a men's college in 1854, it adopted coeducation in 1975. Its 140-acre campus is located in Spartanburg, 65 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,622
   Women 830 (51.2%)
   Men 792 (48.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 70% of 2,937 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 585 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 581 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-29 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 $55,573
  Tuition and Fees $40,245
  Room and Board $11,635
Average Percent of Need Met 91%
Average Freshman Award $35,201
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 136
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Spartanburg Population 37,401
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 92% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Terriers
Sororities 54% of women participate
Fraternities 45% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.8% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students 1.7% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 78.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 31.0%