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College of Wooster is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,033, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of Wooster's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 63. Its tuition and fees are $39,810 (2012-13).
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The College of Wooster is the nation's premier liberal arts college for undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal education, culminating in a rigorous, in-depth project of inquiry or creative expression. By working in partnership with a faculty member to conceive, organize and complete a significant project on a topic of the student's own choosing, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: initiative, self-confidence, independent judgment, creative problem solving, and strong written and oral communication skills. Wooster is a diverse, supportive, unpretentious community of learners where students can be themselves, discover and pursue their passion, and forge lifelong bonds with faculty,coaches, staff, and one another that enrich their college experience and sustain the college's tradition of excellence.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to College of Wooster, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 1, respectively. The application fee at College of Wooster is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 71.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.7%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at College of Wooster is 11:1, and the school has 67.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of Wooster include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; English Language and Literature/Letters; History; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||68|
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College of Wooster has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,033, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 98.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2.0 percent of students live off campus. College of Wooster is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
College of Wooster offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. College of Wooster also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of Wooster, 32 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of Wooster.
|Students who have cars on campus||32%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At College of Wooster, 59.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $25,215.
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|Tuition and fees||$39,810 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,590 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data