The College of Wooster offers an excellent liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project or creative expression on a topic of the student's own choosing.
Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
Wooster is a community of independent minds, working together to prepare students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community. We engage motivated students in a rigorous and dynamic liberal education. Mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching, Wooster graduates are creative and independent thinkers with exceptional abilities to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight.
NEW! Wooster recognizes the academic effort and thoughtful college planning of SAGE Scholars students with the SAGE Scholar Award. Valued at $1,500 annually, the SAGE Scholar Award is in addition to the Tuition Rewards guarantee provided by Wooster. There is no separate application for scholarship consideration. Eligible students must submit their Tuition Rewards Statement to Wooster prior to an official offer of admission (in accordance to SAGE Scholars policy).
2,000 students from 45 states and 60 countries; 38% from Ohio
22% U.S. students of color
11:1 Student-to-professor ratio with an average class size of 18
Average financial aid package for students who submitted the FAFSA in 2019-20: over $46,000
Over 120 student-led organizations with 1/3 involved in music, 1/3 involved in varsity athletics and 1/4 participating in theater & dance
The City of Wooster, population of 27,000, is one hour from Cleveland and 1.5 hours from Columbus. Drive Times...Chicago: 6 hrs. Cincinnati: 3 1/2 hrs. New York City: 8 hrs. Pittsburgh: 2 1/2 hrs. Washington, D.C.: 6 1/2 hrs
Every year since 2002 U.S. News & World Report has asked college presidents and deans to name schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone programs, only two schools have made both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton.