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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Wooster is a school unlike any other; while the journey throughout a collegiate career will not be smooth and painless, it comes with such great reward. As a rising senior, I can honestly say I am holistically a better person as result of the caring, compassionate and brilliant mentors I've received on campus, through both faculty, staff and my fellow students. I've had my academic and cultural limits consistently pushed and have learned how to articulate and fight for what I believe and want to see done on campus. During my time here, I've seen a great shift to where students' opinions are now much more highly valued than they were in the past, both in staffing decisions and administrative decisions around campus and that is so important. Because of Wooster's career planning team, I've had incredible summer internship experiences each and every summer, have networked with distinguished Alum, and am on a path I never saw for myself. The vibrancy of Wooster's students is hard to miss, and while the Ohio winters can sometimes suck (theres snow around for basically half the school year..be prepared for that), its the people that fill this campus that makes it what it is. I would choose Wooster over and over again.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is such a sense of community throughout the college. With the diverse backgrounds of students coming together it is great to see such positive interactions. The college has shown me not only a high level of school spirit but also a way to bring out each individuals spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The cost is reasonable but the off campus food options are a pretty far walk away. The variety is good because there are popular food chains north of campus and local places to the south of campus. The best places are Panera, Chipotle, Starbucks, Broken Rocks, First Amendment, and Muddy Waters.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process was painless and I got the financial aid I needed. Most people get the aid they need from the school and if a student needs a bit more aid, they will try hard to get you what you need. It is best to go to the financial aid office and talk to them face to face.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you are a party person then you will find a party to go to but if parties aren't your thing, there are a lot of people who don't like the party scene and there are fun things to do around campus. There's always a party in the Greek dorm and sports' houses.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is strict on academic policies which makes students honor academic integrity. On the other hand, they understand that we're college students so they are a bit more lenient when it comes to social policies.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are different and having the option of taking food to go is great. However, there is not much variety and some options aren't very healthy. It is good to grab food from the dining halls and cook at your dorm/house. There are good options for on the go eating.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great opportunity to make friends in different social settings. The dorms are spacious and are very comfortable. Some dorms are a little far from academic buildings but the furthest living arrangement is about 3 or so blocks away. The cost is not ridiculous and the housing process is completely random and fair.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The college seems to take the approach of helping students be safe, rather than being determined to punish students for partying. That being said, underage drinking and large noisy parties will be shut down if caught. Security is always present on campus and will intervene when necessary. I feel safe because of this, rather than annoyed of strictness.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a handful of off campus housing options. It is a rigorous application process for these options and they are far away from campus. The overwhelming majority of students live on campus all four years.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Small parties are dominant in the social scene. I don't feel that the campus is unified by partying.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown, you will find a number of local restaurants and cafes that offer high quality food in a great atmosphere. Students often go downtown to visit these places. "Uptown" you will find a lot of chain restaurants and a Walmart. Students often go there as well.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received merit scholarship and talent-based scholarship aid. The college is very helpful in this area, and most students receive a scholarship of some kind. You are automatically considered for academic merit based aid upon applying, and there are a number of other scholarships you may also pursue. Music performance and theatre are among these.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are two dining halls and several other places to spend flex dollars and swipes. Depending on what you are hungry for, there is a place to get different kinds of food. During class hours, old main serves coffee and muffins, as well as other items you might expect in a coffee house. At late night hours, mom's serves food such as quesadillas, burgers, and salads. The c-store provides a wide variety of snacks and drinks. The dining halls have a lot of options. If you aren't interested in the hot meals prepared, there are countless ways to make a creative salad, sandwich or pasta. I have never run out of flex dollars or swipes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Students live in campus housing all four years at Wooster. Most live in dorms, but there is also the option of living in a program house. The common spaces are regularly maintained by the college custodial staff. The dorms range from small with no air conditioning to spacious with air conditioning. The housing selection process works by a random lottery system. Those with the best number get the best rooms, but ever year a number of people are left without a room, and are "wait listed" until the fall. Everyone ends up with a room, but all rooms are not equal. Houses are assigned by application.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A good mix of fast food and mom and pop places.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Security is very good at Wooster, although there is some general discontent on campus with the administration overall.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Although tuition is high this is offset by large aid packages.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food can get somewhat repetitive, but there are a lot of healthy choices.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: With a few exceptions the dorms at Wooster are spacious and there is a strong campus community.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: In terms of normal universities, the financial aid is really good. But being an international studemt, there is a quota that the college can give upto. So not everyone cam afford it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is full of variety and is occasionally delicious. Whether you want to eat healthy is upto you though.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The academics part is amazing. There are so many opportunities to move forward and the professors are very compassionate, qualified and great teachers.

The campus is in a small town, but the community is cery strong and welcoming, including the faculty, staff and the student community!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They're not in the best financial situation right now, but they offer an okay amount if you have good enough grades in High School.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are literally no good options. Fraternities and Sororities were banned from houses so everyone lives in on campus dorms. School is so small that everyone ends up in the same place at the same time and few have any fun. The only passable experience is if a friend lives in a program house, but even then if it gets too big it'll inevitably be busted and clear out.

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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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