About Wofford College

Founded in 1854, Wofford College. is a Private college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,683 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Wofford College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 134 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wofford College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee35
SAT Range1050-1270
ACT Range24-29

Admissions at WC are considered Selective, with ,7% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 85% were in the top quarter, and 56% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wofford College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
19%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
38%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
14%
“They keep regular office hours”
81%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
52%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
48%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
19%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
38%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
14%
“They keep regular office hours”
81%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
52%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
48%
“We only party on weekends”
48%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    25 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    25 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    25 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    25 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    25 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    25 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    25 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

Wofford College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Wofford College?

15 Students rated Wofford College

Lea - 10/01/2021

Wofford College has a beautiful campus with great dorms and gorgeous buildings. The campus’ residential feelings allow you to feel safe and the food is easily accessible with its multiple dinning halls. Along with its large Greek participants, there is always community to be had at wofford

Julia - 06/05/2021

I’m very excited to pursue my education at Wofford College. My visit was great and I love the campus so much. I have a very favorable opinion of Wofford and I’ve heard great things from others about it. The students I know from Wofford are really great people to be around. I’m very excited to go to Wofford in the fall!

Caroline - 04/03/2020

Wofford College in my opinion is one of the most prestigious schools to attend. With this being said, campus life, the professors, and all faculty are extremely outstanding. They will do anything in their power to help you succeed. My overall opinion of Wofford is a school who loves each and every student, and staff member. It is a place and a people you can rely on for the rest of your life.

Latavia - 03/27/2020

Overall Wofford is a pretty good school. The dorms are nice and the rooms are bigger than most others that I have seen. Our main dining hall (Burwell) usually has a pretty good variety of food but even if they don't we have other options for eating on campus such as Chick-fil-A and Boar's Head. The only thing that may be off putting is the fact there isn't a lot of minority students and as a minority myself (African-American) it took some getting used to. Luckily there are things like the Wofford Women of Color to help with that and other clubs for minority groups such as the LBGTQ+ community (LBGTerriers).

Wofford College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wofford College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wofford College is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    Finding the right college is an intense process, full of trial and error, joy, pain, and stress. All too often we lose focus on what is most important in selecting the right home for our future in higher education. Find a place where you can be yourself. Transitioning to college will be one of the most difficult tasks you undertake, and placing yourself in an environment where you dont feel comfortable will ultimately lead to failure. Don't jump at the first college that makes you an offer, wait till you find the right one. The one that clicks. The college that makes you feel like you. When you find a place like that, it wont just be a school, it will be your home.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    be careful about what school you choose. Financial aid is important as well. Go to a college where you have many options in choosing majors and careers

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Wofford has truly been a life-altering experience for me. I knew the moment I stepped on campus for the first time there was something special about Wofford. It was the first campus I looked at and 21 visits later I decided to join the Wofford class of 2012. I like to say I set the bar high and no one else compared. I feel that Wofford is the perfect size, with around 1300 students you never meet a stranger, and however you make new friends all the time. Many people who are leaving home are worried about attending a "suitcase campus" meaning everyone goes home on the weekends, this is not the case for Wofford. The weekends are an important part of Wofford life. There are football games, Greek parties, and W.A.C (Wofford Activities Council) events. There is never a dull moment on campus, from Saturday at a football game to Boys Bid Day there are not words to describe everything that makes Wofford, well Wofford. Wofford is my home away from home!

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  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That they are super preppy and rich.

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  6. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    To some extent the stereotype is accurate. The student body is compiled of preppy and intelligent students. We are know for wearing dresses and pearls or shirt and tie to football games, however, the Wofford campus is diverse and anytype of personality is accepted. It is good to consider the fact that Wofford is one of the most conservative schools in the South.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    Wofford is known for being an academically challenging school. We are grouped with some of the finest schools in the South including Vanderbilt, Davidson, Wake Forest, and Furman. This year the Princeton review ranked Wofford as the best school in South Carolina. The advantage of going to a small, liberal arts school is that in order to graduate you are required to take a variety of classes which enables you to be sure of your major choice. Statistically at Wofford you are going to graduate in 4 years (It could take 5 years if you triple major and go abroad twice). Another great thing about a Wofford education is that Wofford only has an under-graduate program, which means the professor are focused on teaching and all classes are taught by professors, no graduate assistants. The professors are very accessible; in fact I have had dinner at my government professor’s house numerous times. Classes are small averaging about 20 students, so you have an opportunity to get to know you professor and classmates. Wofford is known for its pre-professional programs and is ranked very well for its Pre-Professional programs (Pre-Med, Pre-Law etc.). A good number of students continue their education at some of the top grad schools in the country.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life is the most prevalent organization on campus. This year the Princton Review ranked Wofford's Greek life as the top Greek program in the nation. Being an active member of Wofford's Greek life myself, I felt honored to be a part of such a great program. Most people assume Greek life is all about parties, but I have come to learn it is much more than that at Wofford. Campus is nearly 65{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} Greek and most of the other prominent organizations are run by elected Greeks. The Campus Union President is Greek as is the W.A.C. (Wofford Activities Council, the Social Committee of Campus Union) President and two of the Wofford Ambassador Coordinators. Being Greek at Wofford is bigger than parties, its establishing life-long friends, while learning leadership and communication skills. If being Greek is not an intrest of yours, however there are plenty of other groups to get involved in. There are way too many for me to list, so if you want a full list check of Wofford's webpage at www.wofford.edu. Wofford has introduced me to so many facinating new people. Campus is very safe and most people leave their dorm rooms open. There are always events planned on Campus so you never run out of things to do.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Having a great greek system. Wofford boasts a campus that is almost 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} greek. Additionaly Wofford is known for having great connections in the job market. Wofford students tend to do very, very well in life.

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

    Well, the samll size can be the best and the worst thing at the same time. On one hand, its advantage to students is a greater connection to the professors and classmates and a greater learning opportunity but on the other hand, sometimes people get really frustrated from seeing each other constantly.

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

    Wofford is an amazing choice, come visit our beautiful campus and see!

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

    Wofford College is one of the most amazing places ever with a strong academic focus and very good first choice career placeing. The college also has many different social activities that allow the student body to become closer and learn to interact with all sorts of people. Wofford also strongly encourages giving abck to the community and so there are many different opportunitues to get involved.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Wofford College is how personal everything is. The instructors care about their students as individuals with different learning styles and speeds of comprehension. The professors at Wofford are there to teach undergraduate students, not to do research. "Personal" also describes other areas of Wofford life. The lunch ladies know every student by name, campus safety officers wave to you, and having dinner at a professor's house is common. The faculty and staff at Wofford are passionate about helping students to succeed, and the effects of their efforts are visable on the close-knit student body

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

    Wofford students are so helpful and it's so easy to make friends, that I really don't think anyone needs much information before applying! I didn't know anything about the school. and it's worked out perfect for me! Make sure you go out and extend your comfort zone and meet people as soon as you arrive on campus!

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the cost of tuition. My school, Wofford College, is very expensive. They offered me financial aid, but it wasn't nearly enough to pay for all of my tuition. Also, it seems like all the money we are paying is going to waste. Some of the dorms are repulsive and our dining services are not up to par. Wofford College is a great institution, but they need to invest our money more wisely.

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

    Wofford's dorms are awesome. Most people live on campus all for years and only during freshman year do you share one large room with someone. After that you get your own little bedroom and share a living room area.

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  17. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    students should not attend Wofford if they are lazy, apathetic, and or dont have a dream to conquor. This is a school for students who want to do something great with there life, students who want to live for something bigger than themselves. Hardworking, persevering students, and those who set high values, standards, and goals for their lives.

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Wofford can be a place for anyone. There is a large group of students that participate in Greek life, however there are also plenty of students involved in many other venues like band, clubs, and community service organizations. There is a great feeling at Wofford that everyone is welcome. Overall, it is a very positive place that makes you feel at home.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

1,683

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

45%

Out-Of-State

54%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

98

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

94%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
80%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Wofford College receive some sort of financial aid. 17% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$40,245

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,635

Room and Board

53,080

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,877
$30 - $48K
$18,023
$48 - $75K
$23,621
$75 - $110K
$23,929
$110K & UP
$29,525

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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