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Reviews 1189 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is a wide variety of courses that all sound very intriguing and filling some of the gen-eds can be fun. The professors are top-notch and are knowledgeable in their fields. I have only had a few not so great interactions or heard or a few not so great professors. Class size is small, which is nice because the professor gets to know you as an individual more and it helps create a good repertoire between the two individuals. Class styles are either lecture or lab or physical education. If you have an interesting professor, lectures are fun. Labs usually go with lectures and are very hands-on. I have not taken a physical education course, but I hear they are fun.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The College of Wooster is a well-renowned college across that country and the alumni network, connection-wise, seems to be very strong. I do not know if there are a lot of employers recruiting on campus, but there do not seem to be. The Career Center (APEX) seems pretty substantial and helpful, though I have not used it yet.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel that I can walk across campus at anytime of day or night and be safe. We could use a few more emergency boxes, maybe. Campus crime is low and I feel that I can leave my bag or wallet or laptop to go get a snack and not have too worry about it being taken.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is alright. If you're in a nicer dorm building life is not too bad. Bissman has really small rooms and the "Greek clubs" currently inhabit it. Kenarden is the dorm farthest away from everything, besides Gault Schoolhouse. Freshmen dorms have a lot of icebreaker activities. Babcock, Luce, Gault Manor, and Douglass, are the nicer dorm buildings, along with the new Brush Hall, which is opening this year. Luce, Gault Manor, and Brush will definitely be more expensive. The on-campus houses that WVN groups get are ok. They need some repair work done. Holden is alright because it is right by the library and Lowry, though the University St. side rooms are nicer. Armington and Stevenson are mainly singles. Compton is ok. Bornhuetter (Born) is not the greatest and is always hot. Wagner is ok. Andrews is pretty good, though it's pretty far from things too, not too bad though. Houses through the WVN can be a pain. Campus life is pretty good. People are fairly social.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We are a D-3 school for football (possibly for other sports as well), so sports do not play a major part in campus life. More people participate in club sports or go out to see club sports than varsity sports, really. The athletic facilities are great, as we recently got a new gymnasium/athletic center in the past few years. Even though sports are not a big part of campus life, everyone definitely has a lot of school spirit and believe in the Fighting Scots! Basketball games appear to be well-attended because we have a pretty good basketball team.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a pretty great school, actually. The professors have been helpful when I have gone to them with questions and really want to see their students succeed. They work with the student to figure out the issue and determine a plan of action. They are usually always a pleasure to work with and are very knowledgeable in their field. Aside from professors, the events and movie nights that the Wooster activity crew hosts are fun. Woo glow, the paint party with glow sticks that freshmen get to attend, is also super entertaining. It is nice to be on a small campus where everything is five minutes from everything. There are many groups on campus, including a quidditch team, which is very fun, if I do say so myself. It is nice to have a small community atmosphere, yet the school is just big enough where you do not know everyone. The only iffy part is tuition cost keeps going up each year, but I would definitely choose this school again in a heartbeat.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Wooster is extremely diverse. Coming from a prominent white area, this school is much more diverse than my high school. Thus, everyone is very accepting because it is hard to not be, since everyone is so difference. People range from being practically homeless to being in the 1%. However, the only way this campus lacks diversity is in its political views. Everyone is far, far too liberal. Being conservative is near a sin.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene is pretty prevalent at Wooster. I mean, we are in the middle of rural Ohio, there isn’t much else to do. At any party, alcohol is abundant. Whereas drugs are not in plain site, but they’re not hard to find. Many people drink, a fair amount smoke pot, not a ton do harder drugs. Peer pressure is pretty non-existent, you may feel awkward if you’re not partaking, but no one will force you. Security is pretty strict on busting people, but you have to be pretty messed up to get called out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the courses I’ve taken have been top-notch and I’ve learned a ton. Also, the professors are extremely knowledgable and genuinely enjoying teaching. However, there have been some “duds,” but that is bound to happen at every school. The variety of courses offered is alright, I wish there was most interesting options. I highly enjoy the way professors teach (more old school) and the class sizes never usually go above 20 people.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a freshman, I’ve already been offered an internship from a successful alumni who is the president of an environmental organization in Washington DC, so I’d say the career prospects at this school are amazing. The alumni network is very active on campus, which is probably because our career center is also very active.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I very highly recommend nearly every professor I've had at this school. They are attentive, available to help, interested in hearing student questions and opinions and very invested in teaching the students. Courses usually are very in-depth in their subjects, with the few exceptions being introductory courses. The largest class I've ever taken had 25 students in it, and I was recently in a class with 10 other students in it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many employers hold the College in high esteem and regard the qualities of researching, writing, and editing that are gained during the I.S. process as especially valuable.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe during the day, but I know some black students have been subject to harassment on the main street that runs through campus, even in broad daylight. Security Services are very helpful and will accompany you to your destination if you feel unsafe. I feel a little less safe at night, but only if I'm alone, and this is because as a woman, I usually feel less safe if I'm alone at night.

This campus administration is terrible with preventing or reporting sexual assault. Most students I know who experience it do not report it because they don't think the administration will do anything. According to more than one of our student groups focused on sexual health, we are violating Title IX in multiple places, and the administration does not seem interested in changing this in any way.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live in a program house, so I have not experienced the raffling system firsthand. However, I know several upcoming sophomores - who receive housing assignments last - were left over most of the summer with no confirmed housing assignments. I am hoping that the recent reforms to Res Life will help the situation soon.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Our Greek organizations are local only, not national, so they are regulated by themselves and by the school. Due to recent changes in Res Life policies and party policies, their parties are located all in one or two dorms. Additionally, any parties that take place off campus result in injuries, alleged drugging incidents, and involvement by the city police.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The Scot Center, which is very new, is incredibly nice for both athletes and students who exercise. Since Wooster is a D3 school, athletics are never the main focus of most students, which the school recognizes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have so far thoroughly enjoyed my education at Wooster. My main complaint is that the administration often does not take responsibility for mistakes in policies that badly effect several students. They often use form letters to communicate with students in unique situations when they could easily write a letter for the special circumstance.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The only times I feel unsafe on campus are from the townies around Wooster or late at night on the weekends if I happen to be walking home from the library. The first is because the townies are extremely rude to the students, and have been known to throw and yell at them. The second is because Greeks have been accused of drugging women and trying to sexually assault them on campus; therefore, they make me feel unsafe. Security is normally always around though, so I never worry too much.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are what make Wooster so great and unique. As someone who was never close with teachers in high school, I found it easy to make connections at Wooster. If you are in the class they will know your name, and office hours are multiple days a week and easy to attend. So many interesting courses are available, and it is not uncommon to find science majors in English classes and vice versa. Class sizes are small and involve discussion. Humanities classes are more discussion based while STEM classes are more lecture based. interdisciplinary study is always encouraged.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The APEX center is available to help students with internships, jobs, and graduate schools. If you find an unpaid internship, you can apply for funding through APEX so that you can still earn money while furthering your career. The center can also help connect students to alumni.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are pretty out of date, but one could live with that if they actually had a place to live! Many, myself included, are not even sure where they are living next year. This is because admissions is accepting more people than reslife can house. Therefore, it really does not matter the amenities, atmosphere, or convenience of the housing, because some people don’t even have a place to live!

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life on this campus is the worst. They were moved back into dorms a few years ago, and ever since, they have made non-Greeks pretty unhappy. They are usually drunk on (Woo) Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and also own several off-campus houses, which makes everyone feel less like a community. They own these houses because Wooster forces them to live in one huge dorm building (Bissman). Honestly, I hope they are outlawed because of the current alleged druggings.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I most always feel safe on campus, either a security car or a blue light safety phone are always visible. The people who live in the town of Wooster sometimes drive through campus and catcall female students and yell racial slurs at students of color, but these are the only instances of unsafe feelings from most. Campus crime among students is not an issue, I've left my computer unattended in the library for hours with no issues. As for issues of sexual assault, I do know people that have faced this but it is not as common as on a huge campus as most students know each other and look out for each other. In my time at Wooster the campus has hosted numerous speakers on the issues of alcohol and consent and are clearly trying their hardest to combat an issue that is national.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experience at this school is participating in the Moot Court team. I love debating and learning more about the Constitution. I believe this school is unique because of how much is emphasizes individual learning, not just repeating information. If I could choose again, I would most likely choose Wooster because of the competitive financial aid package and the quality of professors.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing for freshman is about what you would expect anywhere, but keep in mind there is no air conditioning. This isn't a big deal other than maybe the first month of school. As you get older, more and better options are available such as school owned houses and apartment style living. All in all housing is average, not super nice but never dirty or unlivable. I have no complaints but I also have nothing to rave about. Floors are divided by gender, but gender neutral and medical housing options are available. Some floors are really close, others don't hang out much it just depends.


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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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