College of Wooster Summary

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Kauke Hall

Basic Statistics

Location
Wooster, OH
Website
www.wooster.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,043
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$38,290
Out-of-State Tuition
$38,290
Room & Board
$9,590
Acceptance Rate
61 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1630–1980
Average ACT Scores
25–30

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Small class sizes
  • The close relationships with professors
  • The well-known Independent Study program
  • Strong academic programs

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The rural location
  • No public transportation in Wooster
  • The poor relationship with the city of Wooster
  • The crazy Ohio weather

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Wooster Student Reviews

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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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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If considering the size of our school, our party scene is pretty good. There is at least one or two open parties every weekend, if you so desire to be a part of that. They are all on campus, which has both positive and negative aspects. Campus security generally shows up more than Wooster police, which is good. If you are underage, you can go to any of the parties as well. Often, COW cards are checked at the door and your hands are marked if you are underage. New party rules on campus require party monitors to be at every party and every party to submit a form stating when the party will take place. There aren't really any options to go off campus, other than Leroy's, which only people 21 and over can really go to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: In comparison to other schools, I think our campus is pretty lenient. Campus security generally won't blink an eye if you have been drinking, as long as you aren't belligerent and/or holding a bottle in your hand. Drug laws in Ohio are less strict than in other states. Having visitors in your room is not an issue at all. There's no "registering" guests or monitoring if there are people of a different gender in your hall. It's never been a problem, really more of a convenience if you want to study with a friend of the opposite sex or have a friend from home stay the night.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was extremely indecisive in choosing what school I would attend, but as soon as I began at Wooster, I knew this was where I belong. Sometimes I feel like I talk too much about how great it is here. I know it has its flaws, but everywhere does. It's really what you make of it. The compassion of the professors and all staff and employees really is what sets Wooster apart from other places. It really is the people here that make it a great experience.

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