The College of Wooster

1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
Tel: (330)263-2000
Private not-for-profit | 2,038 students
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The College of Wooster is an independent residential liberal arts college offering a rigorous and comprehensive education tostudents with the capacity and motivation to become educated leaders in a complex society. Nationally recognized for itsfocus on independent learning, Wooster requires every graduate to complete a significantIndependent Study project. Wooster values co-education, diversity in its many forms, a global perspective, and the heritagearising from its origin as a college founded by Presbyterians.

School Overview:

The College of Wooster
CountyWayne County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
184 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,038 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,031 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted58%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)540-660450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)540-660460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)540-660440-570
ACT English (25-75%)24-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)23-2818-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-96-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)25-3020-25

School Notes:

  • The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts college, founded in 1866 and nationallyrecognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes independent learning.
  • Independent Study (I.S.) is the most distinctive feature of Wooster's curriculum. The I.S. program offers all Wooster students the opportunity to explore what interests them most, and create an originalresearch project, written work, performance or exhibit of artwork, supported one-on-one by a faculty mentor. U.S. News &World Report has ranked Wooster's I.S. program the number two senior capstone experience in the nation, second only toPrinceton University.
  • Washington Post education reporter and columnist Jay Mathews ranks Wooster number four on a list ofAmerica's "outstanding but underappreciated" colleges in his book: Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to theCollege That Is Best for You
  • Wooster ranks 18th in the nation among liberal arts colleges whose graduates earned Ph.D.'s between1966 and 2002. The College is situated on 240 acres and populated by approximately 1,800 undergraduate students, 150 faculty, and numerousstaff members.
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