Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

My advice would be as follows: Don't choose a college under a loved one or friend's influence; it never works the way you t...

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

My advice would be as follows: Don't choose a college under a loved one or friend's influence; it never works the way you think it will. Instead, choose a college based on your academic preferences; you are there to learn! Find a major that you love and enjoy your classes. Do dress and for class and go to class everday; it shows repect for your professors (in which they'll return to you). Try your hardest from day one; you'll regret it otherwise. Get out there and make friends in your dorm or classes, but don't forget your family; they'll be there for you no matter what. Remember to take part in on-campus and even some off-campus activities; it'll make your experience more enjoyable. Don't be afraid to party a bit, but don't make it your ultimate college goal! Do not give up your personal beliefs or morals to make friends; they're not worth it and you'll respect yourself more for it. Finally, enjoy ever minute of it; four years may seem like a long time, but they sure do fly!

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

I wish I would've known my intended major better, so that my overall GPA would've been higher and my first two years would have been more successful

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

Simply the fact that I went to such a great and highly respected and established school like the College of Wooster. I consider myself blessed and lucky to be a part of the establishment, cause it was the best four years of my life. I wouldn't have done it differently. i would have stayed for a Master's degree there in a heartbeat if they offered one

Ainsley
Describe the students at your school.

Intelligent, and unafraid of work.

Describe the students at your school.

Intelligent, and unafraid of work.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The marching band wears full Scottish military uniform - kilts and all. The college also has a senior Independent Study program that is second only to Princeton's.

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

Finding the right college isn't easy. For me, it was a gut instinct. This was where I belonged, and I knew that after spending an overnight here. For others, there are three or four schools where they could fit - I think what helps is to evaluate the school's program. Wooster's Senior Independent Study attracted me and many of my peers, but it also dissuaded a lot of people from coming. Making the most of the school you choose is easy: Mark Twain once said, "I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." Though this adage has become somewhat trite in modern day, it's still completely applicable. College is about graduating, and getting a degree, and getting a good job, sure. But college is also about what you learn outside the classroom. I've learne works livimyself and about the way the world works living in a dorm than I ever have in an academic building.

Taylor
Describe the students at your school.

Though we all have different passions, friends, clothes, acccents, ambitions, and reasons for being here, each and everyone ...

Describe the students at your school.

Though we all have different passions, friends, clothes, acccents, ambitions, and reasons for being here, each and everyone of us walked through Kauke Arch dring orientation and plan on walking back accross the quad and through the arch together when we graduate.

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

Visit schools, overnight, and don't be afraid to challenge yourself to apply to schools just out of your reach. You don't want to end up at a school where your academic interest becomes deflated as a result of coasting and in effect a disregard to schoolwork. Also consider what types of majors you are interested in before heading to school some of the smaller schools only offer a limites selection. Despite all the other factors, your academic advancement is the main purpose of going to a college or university.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone scared of writing papers! To graduate everyone needs to finish I.S. in which you research a topic of your choice (with some relation to your major) and write between 40+ pages on it. The average student writes about 100 pages ( though it depends on your major and advisor)

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

Eager to explore and learn new things.

Describe the students at your school.

Eager to explore and learn new things.

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

I would tell both parents and students that when choosing the right college, it is paramount that there is an ample amount of open and honest communication about expectations on both ends. There are a number of things that have to be considered, such as location, financial aid, the campus atmosphere, and just the feel of the campus in general. It is important for students to think about how often they want to be able to get home, how accessible they want their professors to be, and what type of extracurriculars, study abroad, and course options are available. Also, it's incredibly important that both parents and students visit the schools in questions, if at all possible. A lot of the college decision just depends upon the "right feel" for families. I would suggest that students just make a list of things that are really importantant and that they would really like to get out of their college experience, and choose the school that is able to meet their needs and offers the best combination of options so that the student is not only getting the best academic experience, but also the best personal experience possible to help them grow.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who cares about learning and growing more both academically and personally.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,003
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $46,860
  • Acceptance rate
  • 58%

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