College of Wooster

1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, United States
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Overview of College of Wooster

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,980
    • Men:898 Men (45.4%)
    • Women:1,082 Women (54.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to College of Wooster is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1189 Beall Avenue
City, State, Zip
Wooster, OH 44691-2363
Phone
(330) 263-2322
Fax
(330) 263-2621
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.68
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
636 average |580-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,600 (78.7%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,400 (18.46%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.62%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $750 (1.21%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


College of Wooster accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003037
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,045

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


College of Wooster provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


69.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Physical sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, nursing, social work, dentistry with Case Western Reserve University, architecture with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    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

    Available Transportation


    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 of College Housing


    99% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    1%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


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

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, table tennis

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    College of Wooster offers 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

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,962

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,980
    Women
    1,082
    Men
    898

    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

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources