The College of Wooster


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Ohio


Located on a 240-acre campus about 60 miles south of Cleveland in the town of Wooster, Ohio, The College of Wooster is one of Ohio's top private liberal arts colleges. As a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium, the College of Wooster collaborates on both the academic and athletic fronts with Oberlin College, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Denison University. The College of Wooster's strong liberal arts curriculum has earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The college is probably best known for its Independent Study program in which each senior works with a faculty mentor on a major project. The college's academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the College of Wooster Fighting Scots compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. The college fields 10 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1884
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Undergraduate Students: 1884
Faculty: 167

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster Ohio 44691


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 30
English 24 31
Math 23 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 550 670
Math 550 660
Writing 550 650

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 61%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -61%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 900

Room and Board: 9310

Tuition and Fees: 38290

Total Cost: 49500

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6212

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 54%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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