1189 Beall Avenue Wooster, OH 44691 330-263-2322
About College of Wooster
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus 240 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,846
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 60%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $36,320
  • Room and Board $9,070
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 1,868
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college primarily known for its Independent Study program. It has roughly 2,000 students and is located in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, United States (approximately 60 miles (97 km) south of Cleveland). Founded in 1866 by the Presbyterian church as the University of Wooster, it was from its creation a co-educational institution. The school is a member of The Five Colleges of Ohio and the Great Lakes Colleges Association. As of June 30, 2011, Wooster's endowment stood at approximately $246 million.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Babcock International Program; Black Students' Association; Chinese Cultural Club; Dene House; Dream; Images; International Students' Association; Men of Harambee; Ohio Reads; Proyecto Latino; Pueblo de Esperanza; South Asi
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 5
  • Setting Suburban
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Party on the Green; Winter Gala; Spring Fest; Southeast Asia Week; Africa Week; Theologian in Residence; The "Forum" Series; Black Scholar in Residence;
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology); Beta Beta Beta (Biology); Eta Sigma Phi (Classics); Lambda Alpha (Anthropology); Lambda Pi Eta (Communication); Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics); Phi Alpha Theta (History); Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages);
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) En Route; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Hillel; Muslim Students' Association; Newman Catholic Student Association; Sisters in Spirit; Wooster Christian Fellowship
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 17%
  • Distance to nearest airport Cleveland (48), Akron/Canton (25)
  • Distance to nearest train Canton (25)
  • Distance to nearest bus Wooster (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 99%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, other housing options
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library Facilities Library for Independent Study, Natural Sciences Library
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Museums Wooster Art Museum, language lab, on-campus nursery school
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 90%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Nonprofit (United Way, Peace Corps, Americorps); Banking & Finance (American Express, Charles Schwab); Insurance (Allstate, State Farm); Various K12 and Higher Education Institutions; Publishing Firms (John Wiley, McGraw-Hill)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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