Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster


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Recent Reviews

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.

Hanna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

They have a rigorous Independent Study Thesis project that every senior needs to complete. It requires a full year of resear...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

They have a rigorous Independent Study Thesis project that every senior needs to complete. It requires a full year of research in the major field, and the thesis usually ends up being around 100 pages. The school really prepares their students to write well.

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

I would definitely suggest going to visit the college and talk with random students about what they think about the school. I find that many people are pretty open about their likes and dislikes, and I believe that it gives a great insight to what the school is really like. Also, look at class size and and ask about the relationships between students and professors. In order to make the best of your college experience, don't party every weekend, don't go shopping every weekend, and don't just stay in your dorm room being a hermit. Take advantage of the programs that the college provides! You will meet so many new people and learn so many new things. Also, I would highly suggest studying abroad. It not only is fun and exciting, but it gives you a new perspective about another part of the world. (It also looks great on resumes!) Overall, college is just a place to be yourself. Don't worry about what other people do. You will find your niche, and have a great group of friends that will last a lifetime.

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

There is no option to live off campus, unless there is a special circumstance, and until this year, there had only been one meal plan option. This year there are two.

Addy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

A very research and writing based curriculum with professors who put students first and a very diverse student base from all ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

A very research and writing based curriculum with professors who put students first and a very diverse student base from all 50 states and many different racial, national, religious, and political backgrounds.

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

Pick the place that feels like home - that makes you the most at ease. Then, when you go there, enjoy it as much as you can: Four years go by way too fast and it's easy to take it for granted.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The meal plan was a problem when I went there, but they've since fixed it.

Abby
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are extremely willing to help and share their ideas/suggestions/opinions openly.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are extremely willing to help and share their ideas/suggestions/opinions openly.

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

Look for the small things that intrigue you, whether it is the way people interact, certain assets of the academic programs available, or the effect clubs and groups have on campus. The small features enhance the larger picture that will lead to your career, yet push you slightly out of your comfort zone in many respects when learning and dealing with new situations that will arise in life. It is important to visit the school of interest, because the feel of campus and the atmosphere that actually exists is portrayed differently through a brochure in the mail than the reality of it. Go out on a limb to meet new people and immerse yourself in different cultures and backgrounds to expand your knowledge about the world outside of the classroom. Take some classes you would not normally choose to expose yourself to new ways of thinking, different styles of teaching, and learning about a subject that could potentially drive your future down another path of interest. The effort you put in will be the success you get out: not only in academics but in life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants a smaller environment that is academically focused and would like to do an independent study project with the support of faculty members knowledgable in that discpline.

Brittany
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wooster is a wonderful school to explore and discover who you are as a person and teach the knowledge necessary to pursue y...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wooster is a wonderful school to explore and discover who you are as a person and teach the knowledge necessary to pursue your academic goals.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The small classes and personal attention from the professors make it unique.

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

I made my final decision about my college selection after my overnight visit. I was allowed to attend a classroom lecture in my intended major and was placed with a student that had similar interests. My host and I met with a diverse group of students for an informal discussion about the campus. They were very honest about the strengths and weaknesses of the college. I appreciated their honesty and candor. No institution of learning is perfect. The trick is finding the one that is a perfect match for you. The college that allows you the freedom for self discovery and self expression. That overnight experience showed me the underlying pulse of the College of Wooster and its student body. I knew after that overnight visit that this was the school that was the best fit for me. My advice to parents is to allow their student to have the majority of input in the college selection process. They ultimately are the ones that will know if it is the right fit for them.

Severin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Excellent close knit community where opportunities are abundant and your education can take you anywhere that you wish.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Excellent close knit community where opportunities are abundant and your education can take you anywhere that you wish.

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

I think that it is most important to search for a school based on the fit for the individual student, the opportunities that are available, and the success and social development that are achieved through an education from the school. These things are not reflected in many popular publications such as U.S. News and World Report and can be found in many places that are not in the 'top 20.'

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

The best advice I was ever given was when you find the right college or university, you will know because you will feel like ...

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

The best advice I was ever given was when you find the right college or university, you will know because you will feel like you're one with it and it will feel like home to you. If you feel uncomfortable or out of place, then the college or university is probably not right for you. This advice has held true for almost everyone I have ever talked to you. The college experience is a great experience because the college world has so much to offer such as making new friends from all around the world, going out to research in various fields, to study abroad in various countries, to share those priceless moments that you create with your friends, and most importantly, to go and study what you love to do that you will spend the rest of your life doing! I recommend that you stay on campus because if not, you will miss out on a lot of memories and experiences. Lastly, the college experience is about discovering who you are and where you want go in life!

What's unique about your campus?

Wooster is a Liberal Arts college which is great because gives you a chance to a have a diverse knowledge and to study in many fields besides your own major.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The College of Wooster is a very demanding school academically, and is very expensive at a cost of $43,000 a year. Therefore, a student coming to this school need to be focused academically and being willing to work hard. Classes are not the easiest, but the college prepares you very well for the work-force. Financially, the college tends to help you a lot so that really isn't that big of a worry, but with the economy the way it is currently, it can be rough to survive here.

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