Wofford College Admissions Data

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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If you are interested in attending Wofford College, know that they accept about three-quarters of those who apply. Learn more about what it takes to get into this college.

Founded in 1854, Wofford College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wofford's 170-acre campus is a designated National Historic District, and it was recently designated as the Roger Milliken Arboretum.

The college has an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and students can choose from 26 majors. Wofford's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Wofford Terriers compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Wofford easily made my list of Top South Carolina Colleges.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,683 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent Male / 52 percent Female
  • 99 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,245
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,635
  • Other Expenses: $2,454
  • Total Cost: $55,534

Wofford College Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91 percent
    • Loans: 46 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,639
    • Loans: $7,143

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Finance, English, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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

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Wofford College Mission Statement

mission statement from https://www.wofford.edu/about/mission/

"Wofford’s mission is to provide superior liberal arts education that prepares its students for extraordinary and positive contributions to society. The focus of Wofford’s mission is upon fostering commitment to excellence in character, performance, leadership, service to others and life-long learning."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics