Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster


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Recent Reviews

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

There is no way to describe a typical student. Most schools can describe a typical student, but Wooster has so many different...

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

There is no way to describe a typical student. Most schools can describe a typical student, but Wooster has so many different types of people and professors, that it can't be captured in a mere description. It has to be experienced.

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

A piece of paper can never tell you that a school is right for you, you have to go and visit. You can feel a school when you get there, and you sometimes just know. Sometimes you have to stay the night, visit some classes, talk to students and professors, but those are things you really should do, and you can't do it without visiting. Do not let a brochure and a smiling face decide your life. Schools are not always wht their brochures say they are. Only you know if a school is right for you, and to know that, you have to experience the school. No one else's experience will match your own.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors. They are always so willing to help you and reach out to you. They really do care. I've been to my professor's house, and the president of the college's house. We've had academic discussions and pointless banter. You never feel inferior or left out. They are people and they want you to know that and they want you to feel like a person too.

Natalie
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Wooster combines people that are really driven but still like to have fun. People are driven but not overy competitive. Every...

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

Wooster combines people that are really driven but still like to have fun. People are driven but not overy competitive. Everyone is willing to help everyone else. It's a great academic atmosphere! People really love Wooster and usually come back to visit even after graduation.

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

Go to different campuses and get the vibe from each. You will know which one is right for you/your child. Also make sure to go to classes and talk to professors in the fields you/your child is interested in.

What's unique about your campus?

The people make Wooster the best school for undergrad. You make friends for life and the professors are excellent!

Katherine
Describe the students at your school.

All kinds: braniacs who exceled at everything, superficial/fashionable girls, musicians, hippies, hipsters, zombies, horse gi...

Describe the students at your school.

All kinds: braniacs who exceled at everything, superficial/fashionable girls, musicians, hippies, hipsters, zombies, horse girls, jugglers, free-thinkers, sluts and lovers, W.O.W./cape kids, stoners who slacked off, stoners who actually added a lot to your classes, rugged ultimate-frisbee types, jocks you wished would get kicked out, intelligent cheerleaders, rock-climbers, artists, dreamers, international kids with crazy music tastes, frat boys, sorrority girls, coffee shop types, poor kids, rich kids, career-oriented people who wanted to get ahead, lazy kids who went to college without much thought...

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Because it's all-residential, Wooster is a place to make incredibly strong friendships. I never felt like I fit in in anywhere so well. Independent Study offers students the chance to do serious research on whatever you're most passionate about. The College assists students in this research by grants (that paid for my friends to travel to China, Cyprus, South Africa, UK...) and weekly, hour-long meetings with your adviser focused on your resarch, writing, methods, and goals. We have a beautiful campus, a good mix of people, and lots of things to get involved in.

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

Make sure you're RIGHT for college. Lots of people go because they are expected to, just because they can afford to so why not, or because they think it would be fun, and those people are a drag on the community of learners that is there for the right reasons. If you want education for education's sake, go with liberal arts, no matter the cost. You WILL get good job offers, (even with my majors, English and philosophy, I was offered every job I applied for, and we're talking political jobs to outdoorsy jobs to jobs in the oil and gas industry.) If you aren't thinking about education, just the opportunity to get 'real jobs,' and aren't the kind of person who does the reading and participates in class discussion, go to a big, cheap state school. Take advantage of every opportunity in college---studying abroad, internships, research grants, clubs, teams, and organizations, and definitely try new activities. I learned so much from studying abroad, things that you can't learn in a classroom in the US. My friends got to go all over the world to research, all on the school's bill!

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

Make sure it is someplace that you could see yourself four years from now. AS well as push current students to tell you the ...

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

Make sure it is someplace that you could see yourself four years from now. AS well as push current students to tell you the negative things about the school so you are not suprised when you arive on campus!!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about this school is this the community. No matter what your walk in life is you will find a place and friends.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone. There is a group of people for anyone!!!

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

small, liberal arts college lacking any major racial diversity.

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

small, liberal arts college lacking any major racial diversity.

Describe the students at your school.

kids, many of which don't know the meaning of the word "struggle"

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

One big piece of advice would be to look for scholarships as early as possible, because you'd be surprised a how many outside scholarships there actually are, and how quickly they run out. Also, do research on different schools and see which ones offer you the most for your money. Take some time and write out the things that you're looking for in a college, whether it be ethnic/cultural diversity, small/intimate classes, or located near a big city. Everyone looks for something different when trying to find a school, just make sure that you find what's best for you, because for all intents and purposes, that's where you're going to be stuck for the next four years. Remember, college is what you make of it. The amount you put into it is the amount you're going to get out of it. Although you should remember to enjoy yourself, academics should be your first priority. Think of it this way, good grades equals good job, which equals good money, which means living the good life. Don't sacrifice a lifetime of success and happiness for four years of laziness and alcohol consumption.

Jessica
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We have RAP- Random Acts of Piping.

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

We have RAP- Random Acts of Piping.

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

Just this: There is no wrong reason for choosing one college over another. If the tie-breaker is the proximity of a McDonald's, then so be it. It is, afterall, where you'll be living for the next 4 years.

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

I wish that I had already learned how to study and think outside the box in high school; my freshman year grades would have been much better.

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

A place where intelligence and creativity thrives.

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

A place where intelligence and creativity thrives.

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

When a prospective student is in search of a college, they should always take their time. Also, they should make sure they know everything they are getting to. It's not possible to know everything, but by talking to current students and administration things will get easier. To the parent, be patient. It may get frustrating when your college bound student cannot find that right school. Help with the research process and get all of the information that is out there. Also make sure that the financial aspects of school are taken care of when the school has been chosen; (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.)

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

Some of the dorms are getting pretty old.

molly
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Wooster is truly a community. People bond, and with 1800 students, you almost always see a familiar face, but it's never as ...

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

Wooster is truly a community. People bond, and with 1800 students, you almost always see a familiar face, but it's never as if you've met everyone. Professors want to help you and many welcome students into their homes, and the atmosphere is laid-back, but yet the students are generally very intelligent and high achievers. I am constantly intellectually stimulated and challenged in an envrionment that is not intimidating, and I always feel encouraged to grow without pressure.

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

The student needs to listen to his or her intuition, want to pursue a higher education, and own his or her decision completely. It's natural to be nervous about making such an important decision as choosing a college, but if you're able to walk onto a campus and can picture yourself happy there, consider why, and let that help you make your choice. I never pictured myself at a small school--I assumed I would go to school in an urban environment since I was raised in the city and couldn't imagine living in a rural area, ever--but when I ruled out my top (urban) choice, I knew that I needed to prioritize what had always been most important to me--academic excellence. I knew that even if it wasn't the first school I thought of, I would be happy someplace I felt I would be enriched. And being on campus at school has become the most comfortable place for me--when I'm home, I'm counting down the days until I can really be home again. If you plan to spend four years in one place, make sure you're happy.

What's unique about your campus?

The people--the professors, students, locals, and community in general. Wooster may be a small town and I never pictured myself going to a rural campus ever, but it's so nice to be in a place where you can feel completely comfortable and welcome, with very little pressure.

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

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