College of Wooster, The Visit Report by Whistle Pig

Visit to College of Wooster, The in June 2007 by Whistle Pig
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since November 21 2014 with ? posts)

 
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Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - Counselor was nice, but it was a one way interview. Virtually no questions of me aside from th proverbial "Do you have any questions?" Good follow thru in scheduling.

Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guide not bubbly, but very well informed and great listener. Responded to our questions and needs. Major beef? Show us the whole place and INSIDE the bldg facades. We are really interested

Classroom Visit: No - Summer, late afternoon. Not an option, but did see some classrooms.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
A student, but a real pro at giving a tour. Very accommodating to our needs.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Pleasant. Not real warm and fuzzy. Did not provide sufficient materials.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very neat, well kept and orderly campus and quads. Walkways are brick and beautiful. The style of architecture and building materials/colors are not spectacular, but generally consistent/attractive



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very neat, clean, well kept.



Dormitories:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
The one we saw offered very little to write home about unless it might be to complain a bit. This was perhaps the major downer in physical facilities. these are old, simple, a bit drab.



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Some really neat buildings, athletic fields. Neat gym, could not see pool, Union is nice, not spectacular,science lib is WONDERFUL, lib is ok.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
on top of a hill which seemed to improve as we drove up the hill toward Wooster. On top, the houses are quite nice.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
A nice very midwestern type blue collar/farm town. loss of Rubber Maid has had to be a downer, aside from giving the Gault's lots of bucks to give to CoW.

Campus Visit Notes for College of Wooster, The


Visit Description:

Wooster owes alot to the Gault family, which has a whole bunch of buildings named after it. You have to wonder if maybe a little "too" much, as you wonder where all the "other" donors are. Surely there must be folks other than the Gaults who've made big $$ and deem Wooster important enuff to share it with. Chapel, which we were not able to see, is outta place. Beautiful rehab of admin/classroom building ... Keulka? Hall. Tour did not enable seeing all the rec facilities. I wonder why not? A very neat college, although I did not care for the monotony of the yellow brick used in almost all buildings. The writing ISP senior project sounds like it is a really good capstone experience for ALL students. Soundsl like tons of students travel abroad. You have to wonder about guys who run around in kilts though! (jk) They're the "Fighting Scots" which as Wm Wallace illustrates, is redundant. Virtually no edification on the religious life, Presbyterian history/presence, etc. Came away with the clear idea that Wooster is a college with its act together, good administration, solid if not flashy, has a real "plan". Some really interesting twists in the curriculum. Lots of interaction between town and gown, unlike some others. I'll bet Wooster students are a really nice, neat bunch of kids that probably do not generate alot of Rhodes Scholars, only kids who go out and do well. Campus seems quite easy to get about.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Ample places to stay.