The College of Wooster Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster. Allen Grove

The College of Wooster's acceptance rate of 58 percent makes it a largely open college, and students with above-average grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Students can apply with Wooster's application, the Common Application, or the free Cappex Application. Additional materials include high school transcripts, a teacher's recommendation, and test scores. Be sure to check out the school's website for updated information, and to contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

The College of Wooster Description

Located on a 240-acre campus about 60 miles south of Cleveland in the town of Wooster, Ohio, The College of Wooster is one of Ohio's top private liberal arts colleges. As a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium, the College of Wooster collaborates on both the academic and athletic fronts with Oberlin College, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Denison University. The College of Wooster's strong liberal arts curriculum has earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

The college is probably best known for its Independent Study program in which each senior works with a faculty mentor on a major project. The college's academics are supported by an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the College of Wooster Fighting Scots compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. The college fields 10 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate sports. Because of its many strengths, the College of Wooster made my lists of Top Ohio Colleges and Top Midwest Colleges.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,003 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent Male; 55 percent Female
  • 99 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,860
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,040
  • Other Expenses: $900
  • Total Cost: $59,800

The College of Wooster Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 52 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,667
    • Loans: $7,551

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 5 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics