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The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

The College of Wooster Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into The College of Wooster. The college admitted 56% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 7,251 students applied to The College of Wooster and 4,080 were admitted.

If you want to apply to The College of Wooster, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to The College of Wooster for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

The College of Wooster Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of The College of Wooster's admissions stats.

The College of Wooster 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 46.1%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 25%
Waitlist Yes

The College of Wooster Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The College of Wooster.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 November 15
Early Decision II Yes January 15 February 1
Early Action Yes November 25 December 31
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 April 1

Want to Apply Early to The College of Wooster?


The College of Wooster offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 25. The College of Wooster will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at The College of Wooster is 56%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 56%.

The College of Wooster accepts roughly 78% of early action applicants and 56% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, The College of Wooster admitted 103 of the 185 students who applied early decision. Last year, The College of Wooster admitted 2,377 of the 3,58 who applied early action.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on The College of Wooster Admissions


How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to The College of Wooster?

Getting into The College of Wooster is moderately difficult. The College of Wooster evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, The College of Wooster accepted 56% of all applicants, around 4,080 from the 7,251 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like The College of Wooster, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to The College of Wooster

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to The College of Wooster

In 2022, The College of Wooster waitlisted 377 students and 74 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 11 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into The College of Wooster?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at The College of Wooster

Curious about the factors that are considered by The College of Wooster during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with The College of Wooster for more information on admission factors.

The College of Wooster 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to The College of Wooster, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with The College of Wooster's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) – √ – –
Interview – √ – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation – √ – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into The College of Wooster?

Students admitted to The College of Wooster have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. The College of Wooster considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 42.5% submitted a class rank. At The College of Wooster 46.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 71% were in the top 25% and 89.9% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The College of Wooster, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 35%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to The College of Wooster directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

The College of Wooster is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 31% of The College of Wooster's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for The College of Wooster?

To be competitive with other The College of Wooster applicants, you should strive to score between 1260 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At The College of Wooster 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of The College of Wooster students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of The College of Wooster students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

To be most competitive at The College of Wooster, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for The College of Wooster's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for The College of Wooster students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

More Information on Transferring to The College of Wooster

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to The College of Wooster. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in The College of Wooster during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term


The College of Wooster Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to The College of Wooster?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to The College of Wooster.

Does The College of Wooster accept transfer credits?

βœ… The College of Wooster accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does The College of Wooster accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… The College of Wooster accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to The College of Wooster?

❌ No, The College of Wooster is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is The College of Wooster's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for The College of Wooster is 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at The College of Wooster?

βœ… The College of Wooster's early decision acceptance rate was 56% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at The College of Wooster?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at The College of Wooster was 78% in 2021.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

56%

How hard is it to get into The College of Wooster? The College of Wooster is a somewhat selective institution. The The College of Wooster acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1430

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Math SAT Range

610 - 730

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Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

The College of Wooster GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.73

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At The College of Wooster, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,967

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,550

Out-of-State

$59,550

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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