College of Wooster, The Visit Report by bosox097

Visit to College of Wooster, The in August 2007 by bosox097
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since November 27 2014 with ? posts)

 
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Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - The tour guide was very good and knew pretty much everything about Wooster. The guide was very friendly, and even gave us free dranks at the end of the tour.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
It's the middle of summer, so there weren't very many people there, but everyone we talked to was very nice. It seemed like a very friendly place.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
We forgot to look at where the tour began before we left, so we called the school, and they gave us great directions on how to get to the school and where to go after we got there.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everything on campus was beautiful. All the buildings were very nice looking, and everything seemed well manicured. Great appearance overall.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Every building was spotless, as were the sidewalks. There was a little construction going on, but it was at the very end of campus, and we only saw it because we went the wrong way when we left.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I've only been on 3 college tours so far, but these were definitely the biggest dorms I've seen yet. There was no A/C, but not many schools in the midwest have it, so it's not a big dea



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The town is pretty small, with only about 25,000 people, so there's not much to worry about in terms of crime. But, there are emergency phones on campus, just in case.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everything was gorgeous, everyone was extremely friendly, and after visiting, Wooster moved to the top of my list.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I loved the town around Wooster. It's small, but they have everything you need. Every fast food restaurant is there, plus Wal-Mart. In the downtown area, they had lots of shops and restaurants.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Wooster is basically right next to downtown. It's probably a 10 minute walk to the "historic" downtown part with the shops. But directly off campus are fast food restaurants and local r

Campus Visit Notes for College of Wooster, The


Visit Description:

Here's an overview of the day of my tour:
I live about 5 hours away from Wooster, so I left at about 8am for my 2pm tour. We got a little lost along the way and hit some construction, so we ended up getting there at exactly 2. The tour was really nice and the tour guide knew everything there was to know about the school. She filled us in on all the traditions at the school. My personal favorite was where the students try to fill the Kauke Arch completely with snow, and tradition says that if they succeed, then classes will be cancelled for the day. This past year, the students did it for the first time in 25 years. The buildings on campus were very nice. They all were original on the outside, from the early 1900's. But the insides were all redone and looked amazing. All the buildings were air conditioned as well, except for the dorms. That was a slight con for me at first, but most dorms in the midwest don't have A/C, so it's really not that big of a deal. Sports are huge at Wooster, and there are bagpipers that lead everyone to football games every Saturday morning (Wooster's nickname is the Fighting Scots, and they have bagpipers that do a lot of cool stuff). I didn't get to see the basketball arena or workout facilities, but the guide said they were both very nice, and that the workout room just got new tv's. The Lowry Center contains the main dining hall, bookstore, a big study area called "The Pit", a cyber cafe, and more. It was very nice. The school also has a 9 hole golf course. Overall, this tour was very good. The guide was great, the campus was beautiful, and everything felt right. I am definitely considering Wooster strongly after an amazing visit there.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Mapquest said that it would take 5 hours to get there, but it ended up taking about 6 because of construction and getting lost a few times.