Location
Wooster, OH
Undergrads
2,043
Tuition
$38,290
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1237 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Senior

Nightlife: I haven't attended many parties so I won't know that much. Parties seem to happen on a regular basis, every weekend. People also party on Wednesdays. I don't know how good they are.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life at the College of Wooster is great and diverse. It is aesthetically pleasing, especially the main education building (the castle). There is a brand new (2012) student athletic center that boasts an indoor track and weight/cardio machine room, a pool, numerous courts, and more. The libraries are great, stocked full of useful resources and helpful staff. In the winter, there is a tradition of filling the arch of the main education building with snow, and if it's filled, there will be no school the next day. This happened this past school year for the first time in years and it felt great to be a part of it!

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Not enough places to use flex. Sad dining options in general.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is pretty good. Slow, but good.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is no National Greek life at the College of Wooster. In my opinion it's not worth joining.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is here, but not prominent. They just moved into dorms this year, which makes them even less prominent. It's a fun option if you're interested, but you are by no means excluded from campus activities if you don't join.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There's really no need to go off-campus for housing. There are plenty of good options on campus and it just makes more sense. however, if you're really set on it, there are a few good apartments off campus that are pretty easy to get.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Wooster is extremely safe. Bad things very rarely happen. If they do, you know about it immediately.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options, you just need to know where to look. A lot of good local options along with your basic chain places.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Pretty much everyone gets the financial aid they need. But it is an expensive school, so usually you also need to take out loans.

5 College Junior

Majors: You can choose any major your want before February of your sophomore year. They encourage you to take a variety of classes freshman year to get a better feel of what you want to do. It works out really well because you get the opportunity to experiment before you settle on anything.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Chemistry program is very challenging. It's one of the top programs in the nation. This means that though it is extremely tough, it pays off. The professors are great and do everything they can to get you internships during the summer and help you get a job or into grad school after graduation.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Wooster. I've met so many great people, and the academics are excellent. It's hard work, but the professors truly go out of their way to make sure you succeed. I feel like I'm getting an all around great college experience. We play hard on the weekends, but work hard during the week.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are for the most part friendly and diverse. There are a lot of international students at Wooster so there are always opportunities to learn more about different cultures by befriending them and attending international events that occur frequently.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't take over campus, and fraternities and sororities plan fun events like midnight breakfasts to raise money for charity. They also throw non-exclusive parties. Probably the best Greek event is Lip Sync where all the groups preform dances for the campus, which is a lot of fun! They practice really hard and the dances can be either really good or really silly. Either way it's a lot of fun!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The college takes awareness of sexual assault very seriously, and there is a club on campus devoted entirely to preventing sexual assault. Also, paths are lit well at night, we have the blue lights that can call assistance all over campus, and security is very responsive.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Locals are for the most part friendly and the City of Wooster is a beautiful town. There is also a great shuttle system that can get you anywhere, and the college has arranged for students to ride free. The shuttle arrives at school nearly every hour so transportation is easy even without a car.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is pretty typical, although you can always count on kittridge for some awesome lasagna!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus has a very accepting atmosphere and there are multiple clubs and activities centering around different minorities to help educate others, and foster acceptance.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Although some dorms are better than others, the college keeps their buildings well maintained and clean. Plus, the social environment is amazing and hall mates get pretty close.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Wooster students live on campus for the most part, but off campus options are available. I've heard great things about a college-sponsored apartment complex!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Applying to Wooster was a great experience. There programs for prospective students are great, and they use the common app, which makes things easier! They do have supplementary questions, but they are focused on getting to know the applicant as a person instead of as a GPA and set of test scores.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In the city of wooster there are two different sides of town. Downtown is a great way to find awesome locally owned caf├ęs with reasonably priced food, and on the other side of town there are more chain restaurants like subway, panera, and Applebee's. We also have a pretty good authentic Mexican restaurant.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most campus spaces have been renovated in some way semi-recently. There are great study spaces in every academic building. We have three library spaces, which offer more places to get work done. The lawn in front of Kauke Hall becomes a popular spot when the weather gets nicer, as well as the residential quad. The concerts held in the fall and in the spring bring in some upcoming artists and have fun activities and plenty of free food. There are many activities, like lectures, discussion boards, volunteer work, and field trips, offered throughout the year that anyone can take part in.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our curriculum is centered around strong writing and analytical skills. Freshmen year, you take a First-Year Seminar, which begins honing your writing skills. Then you take a writing intensive course in your major your sophomore year, which prepares you for Junior I.S. This lets you start to practice your research and writing skills that you will then apply to complete your Senior I.S., a year-long project you work on with excellent feedback and help from your advisor, a professor in your department. Our small classes foster academic growth, as well as increase discussion and promote attendance in every class. You can't hide and fall under the radar. We also have great "Wooster In" programs that allow students to study abroad during spring break or the summer if they are unable to do so for a whole semester.

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Hannah Diorio-Toth
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
English
Grad Year
2011
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Wooster may not be perfect. But although there are aspects of the school that students wish they could change, most say that overall they couldn’t see themselves at any other college. They say the combination of its small size and involved campus community provides an atmosphere that makes them happy to call Wooster their home. Learning transcends beyond the classroom, and professors treat students as a person, not a number.

Wooster, Ohio is obviously not a glamorous destination spot, but the College of Wooster is much more than just where it is located. Instead, the memories you make and friendships you gain are what are important. And decades after graduating, alumni love to see the familiar cornfields and cows, reminding them of their college days at Wooster.

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