Campus Housing

Location
Wooster, OH
Undergrads
2,043
Tuition
$38,290
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall campus housing is great! The freshman roommate selection process is a little bit of a joke, as it is entirely decided upon your Myers-Briggs personality test results. If you don't get along with your roommate (as was my situation) they only let you consider moving in with other people who have the same "compatible" personality type as the person you didn't get a long with. Most of the dorms are spacious and fairly well maintained. The best part about campus housing is the sense of community. Chances are you'll become best friends with the people from your hall during your first year. Since everyone lives on campus it's super easy to hang out on weekends and be close to everyone! Nothing is more than a seven minute walk, from even the farthest halls, which is super nice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshmen year, I lived in the basement of the smallest dorm on campus and it was pretty bad. However, the community atmosphere did help make up for it. I do believe that residence life is very hard to work with and very slow to get things done. They also place more people in a room than should be in there. For example my freshmen dorm should have been a single not a double and my sophomore room should have been a double and not a triple.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is a well known fact that 99% of College of Wooster students live on campus. Although the housing process can be hectic, everyone gets a bed. This year there is a new residential life staff keeping halls and housing organized and efficient. They really do care that all students are happy with their housing placement. In addition, there is a new residential hall being renovated.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Building a new life sciences building which is going to be awesome. Morgan and Severence are fantastic buildings for Chemistry, Economics and psychology. The new personal exercise center is beautiful along with an indoor track both open to students. A couple of dorms and educational buildings are getting older.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: As of right now, housing and Res Life are an issue on campus. The problem is simple, there are too many students and not enough beds. The College has taken multiple steps to remedy this issue such as acquiring the Gault Learning Center(with plans to turn it into housing), rennovating the Rubermaid Center and Culberston-Slater Complex and opening up previously un-used program houses. I believe that by Fall 2015 housing will no longer be an issue on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 46th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 96th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 388th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 589th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hannah Diorio-Toth
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
English
Grad Year
2011
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Student housing is definitely not lacking in options at the College of Wooster. Students can live in residence halls, program houses, or college-owned apartments. Plus, you have a choice of singles, doubles, and triples in many of these settings. 

Unfortunately, much of housing is a matter of luck. If you happen to get a low lottery number, then you get to choose your housing early and therefore are able to pick a newer dorm to live in, like Gault Manor. Or, you may get stuck with a high lottery number, and by the time it's your turn, the only rooms left are in the basement of Stevenson Hall. Wooster works to keep its facilities up-to-date, so no dorm is in terrible condition, but it is obvious that some people are forced to choose the short straw.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,990
Average Housing Costs
$4,440
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
99%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
13
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Bornhuetter Hall
  • Compton Hall
  • Douglass Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Gault Manor
  • Kenarden Lodge
  • Luce Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Bissman Hall
  • Wagner Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Holden Hall
  • Stevenson Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Free unlimited laundry
Also Available
There are 28 special-interest houses available on campus that house 4-16 students each. There are also chemical-free living, smoke-free living, and 24-hour quiet arrangements available.
Available for Rent
Summer storage space through SGA

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Andrews Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, parking lot, TV lounge, vending machines
Armington Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal and informal lounges, laundry facilities, parking lot, vending machines
Babcock Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, dining/study room, formal lounge, laundry facilities, parking lot, rec room, small lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; home of the Cross Cultural Living Experiences Program (CCLEP)
Bissman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal and informal lounges, laundry facilities, parking lot, vending machines
Bornhuetter Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal lounge, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, parking lot, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Compton Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal lounge, laundry facilities, multipurpose rooms, TV lounge, vending machines
Douglass Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal lounge, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, parking lot, TV lounge, vending machines
Gault Manor
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Common lounges, community microwaves, laundry facilities, parking lot, TV lounge/rec space, vending machines
Holden Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, formal lounges, laundry facilities, parking lot, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Kenarden Lodge
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchen, fitness room, formal lounge, laundry facilities, parking lot, TV lounge, vending machines
Luce Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Bike room, community kitchens, fitness room, formal lounge with fireplace, language laboratory, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, parking lot, TV lounge, vending machines
Stevenson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchens, formal lounges, laundry facilities, parking lot, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; Residential Senior Experience program
Wagner Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, formal and informal lounges, laundry facilities, TV lounge, vending machines

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Hider Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, living room in each section
Hider Apartments B is home to the "Men of Harrambee."
Kennedy Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, living room and dining room in each section
Apartments A and B houses the COW for Kids program; apartments C and D houses Habitat for Woomanity.

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