Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster


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Gabe
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would look at as many schools as possible, because the one that fits could always be better than the last one. Start early ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would look at as many schools as possible, because the one that fits could always be better than the last one. Start early and keep looking until the last minute. The student should apply to schools that they have heard of before and ones they feel they will do their best at. Parents should always be supportive of their childs decisions and offer advice and not criticism. Just remember to relax and have fun at school, it is not the end of the world if you dont get straight As

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is too small and in the middle of nowhere. It is too small because it has 1,200 students and whatever happens on campus gets spread through word of mouth very easily.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to have fun, but realize they have to put academics first.

Elise
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are absolutely not enough questions you can ask of the tour guides, the administration, professors. Do more than settl...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are absolutely not enough questions you can ask of the tour guides, the administration, professors. Do more than settle on one school. Most schools offer more than one hour tours as well. Schools typically offer overnight stays for prospective students. I know it can be really daunting and nerve-wrecking as a high school student and parent to go on one of these, but it's absolutely imperative that the students do. You cannot really learn what college life is like unless you live in it for a while. Actual college students are interviewed and serve a post as prospective overnight hosts to your children, and you should capitalize on these opportunities, so that you won't have to talk about an expensive transfer midway into freshman or sophomore semester because "Billy/ Susie" are disastisfied with the lack of social life at College X. Something He/She could've discovered on an overnight trip.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A very politically liberal minded person who doesn't want any other job besides joining the peace corps after college. Someone who can find or create all of there own career or internship opportunities while writing a 150 page research thesis, because the college will surely not be able to find employment for the graduating senior. Also, a student who knows exactly what they want to major in, because he/ she will receive no guidance as to what major suits his/ her likes/dislikes the best.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The amount of extra-curricular activities available, and the natural beauty of the campus

Kara
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right school, beginning the search process early, but not too early is probably the most helpful tool. P...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right school, beginning the search process early, but not too early is probably the most helpful tool. Parents are so excited about the search process, but students, honestly, are usually not. If they are pushed too hard to even visit, then the experience will not be as beneficial as it could be. Once you start narrowing down schools, it is important to not only look at the academics and social life, but also just the environment you are in. If you apply and get into a school in rural Ohio that is great academically, but you hate cows, it is going to be a rough 4 years. If you apply to a school in downtown Chicago, and can't stand traffic, it is going to be a rough 4 years. You can make it, but it would be hard! Once at school, take time to meet people. You will meet people you immediately click with, and some that you can't stand. It takes time, but developing relationships is one of the keys to making it through school. Find people with your own interests, they are all looking for friends too! Good Luck!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known a little bit more about the social life on the weekend, so then when I came to campus it would have been easier to navigate. When you come for orientation, they show you students gathering for different "fun" activities and that doesn't happen all the time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is not academically motivated should not attend Wooster. It is a very strong academic environment, very research oriented, and you will be writing a lot of papers. If you aren't prepared or ready to do that, then you shouldn't attend.

Heather
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tended to be encouraging of new ideas, ready for a challenge (though we'll complain about the work), intelligen...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates tended to be encouraging of new ideas, ready for a challenge (though we'll complain about the work), intelligent, and usually engaged.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find something you truely love doing and find a way to make a living out of it! Keep your options open and do your research. (Large/small school? City or rural? Financial aid? Career guidance? Location?) It's worth the work! And most of all, enjoy your experience!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The independent study is incredibly difficult but it will define a large part of your college experience. It's worth every sleepless night spent at the computer or library.

Caitlin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look to your high school experience to understand what is the right fit for your college education. For me, the social eleme...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look to your high school experience to understand what is the right fit for your college education. For me, the social element was the most important to me because I wanted to feel at home once I left everything I had ever known. I went to a small magnet high school in the city, so I thought maybe the city atmosphere was ideal. I applied and was accepted by a state school in a city. However, it was not for me. I did not like the anonymity, and therefor I was not very connected to the people or campus. My sophomore year, I transfered to a small liberal arts school where I could recognize and have great relationships with very many people, and today, I could not be more happy. Think critically about all prospective schools, and give each a chance. But just know that if you don't like the school's atmosphere, it will be hard to be your best academically, to be the best version of yourself, and to focus on your bright future.

What's unique about your campus?

Social diversity is the best thing about my school. Wooster is a small liberal arts with a large range of academics, professors, activities, staff, and students. The social diversity makes students and professors very open to ideas, and our curiousity makes us want to learn more about those different ideas far outside of the classroom. I have learned so much from outside of the classroom by continuing class discussion after it ended with the professors or other students. After learning the subject, I can discuss how to make it more practical in the real world with my friends and peers.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A friendly academic who loves to learn in and outside the classroom through peers, meetings with professors, organized activities, and school-provided opportunities should attend this school. They should be creative and open learners and trust that the liberal arts education will make them a well-rounded person ready for whichever career they choose. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each person should be ready to learn from one another during their four years here. Usually, those persons have a sucessful college career here with long-lasting, learning relationships.

Philip
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't flip out about what school you go to. You'll get a great education and have fun where ever you go

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't flip out about what school you go to. You'll get a great education and have fun where ever you go

Nicholas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In finding the right college, students and parents really need to look at sources that DO NOT come from the schools or your h...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In finding the right college, students and parents really need to look at sources that DO NOT come from the schools or your high school guidance office. As wonderful as these resources are, they are incredibly biased, even your guidance office. Independent organizations and publications are really far more helpful. This advice falls under campus tours as well. While they might give you a nice overview of the school, they are also selling the school. GET IMPARTIAL ADVICE. To make the most of your college experience, get to know your professors. These people are you most important resource and if you blow them off you are doing yourself and incredible disservice. Also, do as much as you can on campus. If you're a varsity athlete, your plate if probably full already. If you aren't, then join some clubs, do the paper, see what frats are on campus. You need to make the most of your college experience, not just your college education.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Worst thing would be its relative isolation. While on campus activities are extensive, if you want to visit a city you will NEED a car. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, so get used to staying on campus for the weekend.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The best thing about the school is undoubtably the quality of the professors. That, in coordination with the professor advised Independent Study project (a year long research design conducted senior year) generates really unparalled one-on-one professor experience.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

A lot of diversity among the students. Very accepting of each other.

Describe the students at your school.

A lot of diversity among the students. Very accepting of each other.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do your research! Go and visit the campus and get a feel for it. Figure out what types of things are important to you in a school and research accordingly.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's a very small city so there isn't a lot to do at the weekends. The school also does not really support Greek life which is frustrating at times.

Jesse
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college it is not always just about what is best for you. Instead, in my case I visited the diffe...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college it is not always just about what is best for you. Instead, in my case I visited the different schools. It wasn't until I visited wooster that I realized that wooster is what I needed, and what clicked with me. I already felt as though I was a member of the community when I stayed overnight, and it seemed as though everybody else was very happy where they were physically, but also just in life while going to school in wooster. In order to make the most of your college experience, I think it is extremely important to open your eyes and heart to everyone and everything around campus. You should try as many things as possible, because it is the first and last time in your life you will probably have as many chances. Make as many friends as you can, because that just allows you to enjoy yourself more. Also, experience everything you would normally or in the past ignore. All of these things were what made my first year as enjoyable as possible, but also why I am still greatly enjoying myself.

What's unique about your campus?

The people that you meet and quickly become friends with.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How small the campus was, and how it is sort of like highschool in the way that it functions.

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