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Academics

The College of Wooster in Ohio is a small, personable “tight-knit community” that offers “a truly stellar education” to those who attend. Mentoring is a huge focal point of Wooster’s academics, and the “resources are endless” for those looking to take advantage of things like “numerous opportunities for research and internships.” Independent study is a highlight of the undergraduate experience, and the school “teaches research and how to apply skills learned to the outside world.” This “very open school” challenges its students to succeed both in and out of the classroom, and “the staff pushes [the college] to change with the times in the classroom and around the campus.”

Professors at Wooster are “hidden gems” who are all “very passionate about their subjects” and their goal “to shape their students into lifelong learners.” “It’s as if your professor is your colleague on your quest for eternal knowledge,” says a freshman. These intimate ties between student and professor are “what makes Wooster such an incredible place.” “My professors, both past and present, know more than just my name,” says a student. “My success is a product of my professors’ enthusiasm towards their subject matter and our futures,” says another. The work may be “challenging,” but it “teaches students how to write exceptionally,” and there is “plenty of help from professors, TAs, [and] peer tutoring.” “Collaborative work and experience” are stressed, and classes are set up “in a way that allows people to learn from their peers as well as their professors.”

Research plays a “huge” role at Wooster, especially with senior year Independent Study, when students are given the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on a project in any topic they are passionate about—and “they can do so much with it.” The institution is also aware of the effort that students must put in to have success and “is realistic in its expectations for students’ learning.” “Wooster is a community of learners working together to help one another reach their full potential and goals,” says a sophomore chemistry major.

Student Body

“The life force of this school is really our fantastic student body,” says a student. This “unparalleled” community is made up of “quite a range of people,” but most are “quirky,” “friendly,” “open-minded,” and “liberal.” It’s also a “very involved” student body (“school spirit is huge at Wooster”), so a typical COW kid “tends to be in a hodgepodge of sports, clubs, music groups, etc. that suit their fancy.” There are “very few social cliques” and everyone is friendly and “willing to interact with one another.” Students here are “very accepting of different personalities, beliefs, and ways of life.”

Campus Life

“The character of the campus community is friendly beyond measure” at this “dazzling” campus. People are usually “busy in the library doing homework or working on their Independent Studies,” but everyone finds time for (typically multiple) extracurriculars, which “run the gamut of recreational pastimes.” “We have just as many students in our music ensembles as we do that play sports,” says a student. People enjoy using the weekends to relieve the stress of a rigorous academic schedule, and the majority enjoy “social drinking” at the fraternity or program houses, or going to the on-campus club called “the Underground” on Friday nights.

For those who choose not to party, there are “many other recreational activities for those who are not in sports or who do not enjoy drinking,” and the college “is very good at bringing in entertainment,” such as “comedians, professional music artists, and forum speakers which are all free to students.” A student run weekly flyer, The Pot, helps “keep students up to date on all of the campus events happening.” A lot of the time, though, “students will just hang out together and relax.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melanie Schultz
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
847 College Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Phone
330-263-2322

Email
admissions@wooster.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kauke Hall
Scot Center
Timken Science Library
Ebert Art Center
Lowry Center
Gault Schoolhouse (residence hall) Gault Manor (residence hall) Burton D. Morgan Hall Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland
Inventure Place (National Inventor's Hall of Fame)
Professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton
Professional Sports Teams: Browns (football)
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturdays in September-May
8am-5pm and 8am-noon
330-263-2322

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: On the hour
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri (acad yr) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@wooster.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not available during vacations or during last 2 weeks of a term

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cleveland-Hopkins Airport is 55 miles from campus. A college shuttle is available if arranged in advance through the admissions office.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The college is near the intersection of U.S. Rte. 30 and Ohio Rte. 83. From the south, take I-71 N.; exit to U.S. 30 E. (east of Mansfield) and continue to Ohio Rte. 83 in Wooster. Or, take I-77 N. to U.S. 250 N.W. to Wooster. From the north, take I-71 S. to Ohio Rte. 83 S. Or, take I-77 S. to Ohio Rte. 21 S. Then take Ohio Rte. 585 S.W. to Wooster. From the east or west, take I-76 to Ohio Rte. 3 S. to Wooster. Or, take I-76 to Ohio Rte. 21 S.; then take Rte. 585 S.W. to Wooster.

Local Accommodations
If you fly into Cleveland a 45-minute drive from The College of Wooster you may be tempted to stay the night in Cleveland and push off in the morning for the campus. Don't do it! You'll miss the chance to stay at some very nice places in and around Wooster. The perfect choice for visiting the college is the Wooster Inn (801 E. Wayne Ave.; 330-264-2341. It's just 2 blocks from campus, and the college's athletic facilities, including a golf course, are available to guests at the inn. Rates are moderate and include a full breakfast. For a pleasant and inexpensive bed-and-breakfast within walking distance (5 blocks) of the college, try the Gasche House (340 North Bever Street; 330-264-8231). This is a beautifully restored 141-year-old Victorian, with four-poster beds and period furniture. The price includes a continental breakfast. If you are not a bed-and-breakfast type, but want an inexpensive place to stay in Wooster, try the Econo Lodge (2137 Lincoln Way East; 330-264-8883).

Admissions

Applicants: 6,352
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Average HS GPA: 3.65







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