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Academics

With a “family atmosphere and close-knit community,” Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a fantastic option for students seeking a “rigorous” liberal arts experience. It also helps that the “campus is beautiful” and “the facilities are clean and up to date.” More impressively, undergrads here have the opportunity to “network with highly influential people” and participate in “an outstanding study abroad program.” And thanks to Wofford’s “small” size, students are truly able to receive “an individualized education and personal attention.” While coursework is “challenging,” undergrads are appreciative, noting that their college “specializes in preparing students for graduate or professional school.” For the most part, they also give their professors high marks. After all, Wofford instructors tend to be “extremely passionate about their fields and are very well educated.” And they “frequently hold review sessions and are always available by email if they are not in their offices.” Best of all, “each person, whether in the dining hall or the classroom, is there for your success. Knowing that we have these amazing adults there for us no matter what is something that allows us to thrive and become the best personal versions of ourselves.”

Student Body

Wofford undergrads are “kind,” “friendly” and often embody “Southern hospitality.” They tend to view their peers as “family” rather than simply fellow students. And while people certainly “have friend groups that they commonly hang out with, [there are} no strict cliques like in high school.” Just as critical, Wofford students are “hardworking” and “driven” and they “all take pride in their academic success.” Undergrads do acknowledge, however, that the college is “predominantly white.” Though they also insist “diversity has increased.” And a handful of individuals argue that Wofford yields “many international students from various countries as well as American students from all across the country from all financial backgrounds.” Regardless of where they come from, undergrads say it is very “easy to connect with most other students” and that everyone is “respectful and kind toward one another.” After all, it is “a very open school and everyone says ‘Hi’ because you’ve most likely had a class with them before.” One student points out, “you may not know everyone’s name, but everyone has some common ground… no one feels left out.”

Campus Life

At Wofford College, dull moments are few and far between. Sure, students “work hard during the week” but they also manage to carve out time for some fun. For example, many undergrads “spend a lot of time at the gym, either working out, playing games or participating in classes such as yoga or Afro beat.” Students also “love to hang out at Burwell, our main cafeteria, and grab a bite to eat.” Once the weekend hits, you will find lots of undergrads “playing sand volleyball and dancing at the Greek Village with their friends to the live bands.” Indeed, the college maintains six fraternities, four sororities, two historically African-American fraternities, and a multicultural house at the Greek Village and much of the social life revolves around them. However, there’s still plenty to enjoy if Greek life isn’t your scene. After all, Wofford sponsors a number of great events like “trivia nights,” “cultural events” and concerts. Further, outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that there are “countless hiking trails near campus, including those at Glendale Shoals,” where Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center with its vineyard garden and amphitheater is located. Lastly, though some individuals complain that the city of Spartanburg doesn’t offer much to do for fun, heading “off-campus” for activities like “bowling, shopping, or movies are common.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Britt Shisler
Visit Coordinator

Address
429 North Church St.
Admission Office
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

Phone
864-597-4132

Email
admission@wofford.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Wofford Village
The Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Historic Main Building/Leonard Auditorium
The Stuart H. Johnson Greek Village
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
Gibbs Field Benjamin Johnson Arena Russell C. King Field and Switzer Stadium Joe E. Taylor Athletic Center Franklin W. Olin Building The Michael S. Brown Village Center Roger Milliken Science Center/Great Oaks Hall Campus Life Building/The Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
BMW Zentrum
Chapman Cultural Center/Barnet Park
AC Hotel by Marriott
Cowpens National Battlefield Hatcher Gardens and Woodland Preserve Walnut Grove Plantation Cleveland Park Beacon Drive In Glendale Shoals

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm (Sat 10 am)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:00 am, 2 pm (Sat. 10 am)

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@wofford.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday nights, September-December and February-May

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34 miles South on I-85 is a good way to come into the area. Taxis are available as well as rental cars.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Charlotte via I-85 South (71 mile, 1.3 hours): Continue southbound on I-85 past a series of exits marked Spartanburg, including the Business I-85 spur. Exit #75 (SC-9) is marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the ramp, 4.3 miles from the campus, turn left. After the fourth traffic signal, SC-9 turns left down a ramp to join I-585. Do not turn there, but follow the sign straight ahead to Wofford via North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Chruch Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond this point. From Atlanta via I-85 North (170 miles, 3.3 Hours): These directions also apply to campus visitors coming from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. (34 miles, 0.5 hours). Continue north on I-85 past a series of exits marked Spartanburg, including the Business I-85 spur. Exit 72 (US-176/ I-585) is marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the ramp, 4.8 miles from the college, turn right. Follow the freeway past the USC Spartanburg campus and the Milliken Research Center and take Exit-25-B, North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Church Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond that point. From Asheville and I-40 via I-26 East (65 miles, 1 hour): Take exit 15 (Spartanburg via US-176), marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the cloverleaf ramp, 8.2 miles from the college, turn right. After passing the First Baptist Church-North Spartanburg and a shopping center, the highway divides; be sure to bear left and stay on US-176/ I-585. Follow the freeway past the USC Spartanburg campus and the Milliken Research Center and take Exit 25B, North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Church Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond that point. From Columbia and I-29 via I-26 west (90 miles, 1.3 hours): Take exit 28 (US-221), marked "To Wofford College." At the bottom of the ramp, 8.9 miles from the college, turn right. This dual-lane highway, which becomes South Church Street, takes you directly to the Wofford campus. After reaching the central business district, continue past the Spartanburg County Library and Morgan Square to the main gate, which is on the right just beyond Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Local Accommodations
Places to stay: Independent hotel and motel information available from Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site (www.visitspartanburg.com) or www.wofford.edu/visitors. All major hotel chains have Spartanburg County locations - Check your local phone directory for toll-free reservation numbers.

Admissions

Applicants: 3,092
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average HS GPA: 3.69







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