Wofford

Wofford College

429 N Church St, Spartanburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    3
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    19
  • Previously Enrolled
    29

Overview of Wofford College (Wofford)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,592
    • Men:750 Men (47.1%)
    • Women:842 Women (52.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Wofford)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wofford College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
February 1
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
429 North Church Street
City, State, Zip
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
Phone
(864) 597-4130
Fax
(864) 597-4149
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 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
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
February 1

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
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not 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
69% of 3,092 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 1,689 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,403 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
452 (21%) of 2,142 admitted students enrolled
Women
249 (20%) of 1,246 admitted students enrolled
Men
203 (23%) of 896 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.69
375 And Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Wofford)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,865 (72.81%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,685 (21.06%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (1.99%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,493 (4.14%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wofford College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003457
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
381 (84.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
283 (74.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
283 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (47.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$37,760
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 283 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,581
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 140 (49.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,718
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 114 (40.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
119 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,949

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,203 (76.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
990 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
988 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
386 (39.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$36,140
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 988 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,355
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 555 (56.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,452
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 303 (30.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
444 (28.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,161

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,043
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
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
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Wofford)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


146

Part-Time Faculty


27

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 79% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# 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
590,175
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
233
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wofford College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


77.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (Wofford)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life (Wofford)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    37,401

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    170 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
    Rain
    119 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg
    Nearest Train Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    93% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    7%

    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 I
    Mascot
    Terriers
    School Colors
    Old gold and black

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Riflery
    Soccer
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Riflery
    Soccer
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Wofford College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, w.a.r. - wofford athletics and recreation, w.a.c. - wofford activities council, twin towers - service organization, math academy, arcadia volunteer corp

    Sororities


    55% of women participate

    Fraternities


    50% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC offered on campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,572

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,592
    Women
    842
    Men
    750

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 2.4% Asian
    • 8.1% Black/African-American
    • 4.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 80.4% White
    • 0.4% Unknown

    International Students


    1.5% from 31 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources (Wofford)

    Study resources