Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster


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Recent Reviews

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

VISIT! Also, check out everything; from courses to extracurriculars. Spend the night on campus. Talk to as many current stude...

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

VISIT! Also, check out everything; from courses to extracurriculars. Spend the night on campus. Talk to as many current students as you can. Don't aim too high, choose a college that's on the same level as you both academically and financially. Talk to your future professors. Don't even THINK about going home every weekend. Don't do something (anything) you might regret later.

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

The classes are difficult; definitely not for the faint of heart...

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

Every type of student you can think of, but on a small scale.

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

Every type of student you can think of, but on a small scale.

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

Overnight stays are the ONLY way to learn about a school. And make sure that you actually vist more than five kids. Colleges have many more students than the ones you'll meet. Student Org's will be your life, so find ones you like.

What's unique about your campus?

Since the school is so diverse, yet small, you always have the opportunity to meet different types of people. Nearly everyone is completely invested in their activity, and are (seriously!) always excited to include you. If you can't find something of your flavor or interests, you are not trying.

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

The music you hear around campus is bagpipes. This addition to the marching band makes for a very unique sound around campus....

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

The music you hear around campus is bagpipes. This addition to the marching band makes for a very unique sound around campus. Everyone on campus is friendly and the campus is small to allow for more social interactions among the students. The small classrooms also allow for a better interaction with the professor and they will remember you name.

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

Make sure you find a college that fits to personality. Visit as many colleges as you can because when you visit the campus you will get a feeling that it is the campus for you. Dont choose a college because of your money situation unless you really have to. Teh college will most likely provide financial aid and is understanding with how the enconomy is. Also there are plenty of scholarships available for all types of people. When you get to campus dont be afraid to go out and meet new people. Try a party or two, but dont feel like you are forced to drink because people could care less. Also try different activities around campus without losing site of you school work. Take advantage of the community around campus and just have fun.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person who should attend Wooster should be someone who is interested in learning and meeting new people. You are guarenteed to meet almost everyone on campus by the time you graduate. The person should also be able to talk easily with people beacause to succeed here you have to be able to talk with other students and professors. The interaction with the professors is one of the key elements to getting through classes.

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

Make sure to visit schools more than once, and do an overnight. If you are uncomfortable on your visit you will be uncomfortable going there. Go with you gut.

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

Pick the place that draws your heart...don't worry about money, you can always pay it off later.

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

Pick the place that draws your heart...don't worry about money, you can always pay it off later.

What's unique about your campus?

Diversity of international students, seasons, research and faculty

Christina
Describe the students at your school.

Smart, engaging students who worked hard and had fun.

Describe the students at your school.

Smart, engaging students who worked hard and had fun.

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

Students should go to a prospective college alone for an overnight and get a feel for how the students there interact outside of the classroom and what a typical day really is.

What kind of person should attend this school?

While there isn't an ideal "Wooster student," smart students who are used to be challenged and like to think out of the box tend to be the most successful.

Amanda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Senior Independent Study Projects and Kauke Arch.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Senior Independent Study Projects and Kauke Arch.

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

The name of your school won't matter as much as your experience there, unless you plan on working abroad. Try not to worry about it. Don't be afraid to branch out and study something you never thought you'd be interested in--one new subject every semester. Take advantage of the school's resources while you're there, because soon enough you'll have to pay a lot for things like a gym membership, a personal trainer, and database access. That includes going to the free tutorials offered by the information technology department and hearing guest speakers. Make lots of friends, leave your pettiness in high school, and remember that you may be nervous and stressed, but everyone else is, too. Enjoy!

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

Wooster will give you great research and writing skills. The campus wellness center is more well-equipped than most, and the school is economically diverse for a small lib arts school. Also has better food than many other places, and opportunities to volunteer in the Wooster community.

Sarah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's Independent Study (IS) program that every student completes their senior year in order to graduate.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's Independent Study (IS) program that every student completes their senior year in order to graduate.

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

Don't sell yourself short, or settle for less. College is a time and place that transforms you. It's about learning new things and expanding yourself. Become involved in the campus community through activities. Don't let first impressions turn you away from people or things. Simply put, be open-minded and involved. Allow yourself to be challenged. Don't let finances hold you back. Your education is important, and is not something to sell yourself short on. Parents of college students need to be supportive of their child's education. They also need to be open-minded.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who cares about academics.

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

Do not let your kid pick his/her school based on cliche criteria, because they aren't what truly matters. For example, if a ...

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

Do not let your kid pick his/her school based on cliche criteria, because they aren't what truly matters. For example, if a campus looks like it yields some good indiscriminate sex, and that's what your kid wants, let him/her go there. The reason for that is if your kid isn't happy MOST of the time, they won't be able to concentrate on getting an education to begin with. Outside-of-class satisfaction with one's life makes it possible to learn. So be open to what your kid really wants and let him/her decide based on that.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who shouldn't go to Wooster are definitely kids that are free-thinkers, or those who are off-the-track kind of people who refuse to simply accept whatever is common just because everyone else accepts it. People with offbeat interests or appearances are suppressed here, because this school operates under the guise of a "diverse" or "open-minded" community. But anyone like me knows that if you take a diversity of farm animals and stick feathers in all their asses, what you have is nothing but a coop of chickens.

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

I would tell them about how thorough the courses are in covering material, and how personal the class sessions are with the professor. We have a really good-looking campus and it mostly feels very comfortable wherever you are. It's also a short drive from some stuff to do, like restaurants and a movie theater.

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

Wooster offers a beautiful campus, which is convieniently located near grocery stores. The college has a bagpipe and drum ban...

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

Wooster offers a beautiful campus, which is convieniently located near grocery stores. The college has a bagpipe and drum band, which is a HUGE part of our identity and pride. Tradition is strong at Wooster.

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

I highly suggest visiting the schools being considered. If an overnight visit is available, it can offer a unique view of campus life. As for making the most of the college experience, the first week is vital. My campus offers a half week dedicated to first years alone. There are seminars and activities designed to give students the opportunity to meet and socialize with other first year students. The quality of your college experience is entirely up to you. You can choose whether or not you will make friends, if you will involve yourself in extra curriculars, and the effort you put into your school work. Your choices in those areas can make or break your college experience.

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

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