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The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

About The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster Overview

The College of Wooster is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Wooster, Ohio. The College of Wooster was founded in 1866 and the school now enrolls around 1,973 students per year, which includes 1,973 undergraduate students. The College of Wooster ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,978 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to The College of Wooster for Fall 2023 is February 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from The College of Wooster by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at The College of Wooster!

Are you interested in music or performing? At The College of Wooster you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? The College of Wooster students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

The College of Wooster does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? The College of Wooster has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at The College of Wooster on the Student Life page.

2022 The College of Wooster Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
Tuition $57,050
Percent of Need Met 93%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $51,813

Is The College of Wooster a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what The College of Wooster offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

The College of Wooster Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into The College of Wooster. Around 61% of applicants get into The College of Wooster each year. Last year, 6,611 students applied to The College of Wooster and 4,008 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at The College of Wooster

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 85% of students who start at The College of Wooster return the next year. The College of Woosterhas a six year graduation rate of 77 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook The College of Wooster Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from The College of Wooster by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with The College of Wooster directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

The College of Wooster's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The College of Wooster's endowment was $431.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $15,081 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at The College of Wooster

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The College of Wooster meets 93% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend The College of Wooster full-time are awarded $51,813 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $28,426 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at The College of Wooster.

Based on this information, how does The College of Wooster sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is The College of Wooster a good school for you?

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Where is The College of Wooster?

The College of Wooster is located in the small town setting of Wooster, Ohio, in the suburbs of Cleveland.

If you are interested in seeing The College of Wooster for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 71 to Wooster, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The College of Wooster and Wooster are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1189 Beall Avenue Wooster, OH 44691-2363

Campus Setting: Small Town

The College of Wooster Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The College of Wooster is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The College of Wooster is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

The College of Wooster is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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The College of Wooster ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to The College of Wooster is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into The College of Wooster. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

The College of Wooster SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1250 - 1410


Math SAT Range

600 - 710


Reading SAT Range

620 - 720

The College of Wooster Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at The College of Wooster is like? There are approximately 1,973 students enrolled at The College of Wooster. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from OH and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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