The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,003
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,051 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The College of Wooster is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,667 applications and 3,296 students were granted admission. The College of Wooster is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 68% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 46% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1070 to 1350
ACT24 to 30
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, The College of Wooster's tuition was $46,430 for all students regardless of residency (73.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of The College of Wooster's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,192 (which is 4.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The College of Wooster in 2016-2017, was 291, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,034 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, The College of Wooster has enrolled a total of 2,003 students (1,983 students full-time and 20 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 67%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 5%

Asian: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at The College of Wooster.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Philosophy And Religious Studies 11% 16
History 8% 12
Social Sciences 7% 10
Visual And Performing Arts 7% 10
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 6% 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 6% 8
Mathematics And Statistics 6% 8
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 6% 8
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 4
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The College of Wooster full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of The College of Wooster graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 373 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 373 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 507 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 472 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $45,400
Employment Rate 100% 93%
Total Graduates 373 507

Campus Location

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