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Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC 4-Year Private
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About Wofford College

Wofford College Overview

Wofford College is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Wofford College was founded in 1854 and enrolls 1,772 undergrads and no graduate students. Wofford College provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at Wofford College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Wofford College's theater groups.

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

Excited for Greek life? Wofford College has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at Wofford College on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Wofford College for Fall 2022 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Wofford College by March 1.

2021 Wofford College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%
Tuition $47,845
Percent of Need Met 93.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $43,024

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Is Wofford College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better sense of what Wofford College offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Wofford College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Wofford College. Around 53% of applicants get into Wofford College each year. Out of 4,102 applications received in 2021, 2,174 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wofford College

Retention is 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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wofford College, around 90% return for the next year. Around 80% of students who started at Wofford College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Wofford College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Wofford College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Wofford College'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.

Wofford College's endowment was valued at $194 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Wofford College spends about $13,821 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wofford College

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

Wofford College meets 93.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Wofford College full-time are awarded $43,024 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,352 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Wofford College. Based on this information, how does Wofford College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Wofford College a good school for you?

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Where is Wofford College Located?

Wofford College is located in the urban setting of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

If you want to see Wofford College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85/26 to Spartanburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

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

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College Info

429 N. Church St. Spartanburg, SC 29303

Campus Setting: Urban

Wofford College Application Deadline

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Wofford College ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

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Wofford College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1320


Math SAT Range

585 - 665


Reading SAT Range

600 - 665

Wofford College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Wofford College is like? There are approximately 1,765 students enrolled at Wofford College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from SC and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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