The College Of Wooster

The College Of Wooster

The College of Wooster, established in 1866 and also known as just 'Wooster', is a private liberal arts college situated in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The college offers several degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of 240 acres.

Wooster's athletics department sponsors men's as well as women's sports teams. The college is a member of the NCAA Div-III and North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Their official mascot is the Fighting Scot and the sports teams are nicknamed as the Fighting Scots. Some of the notable alumni of the college include Arthur Holly Compton, Nobel Prize-winning physicist; Helen Murray Free, Elected President of the American Chemical Society; and Mary Crow, Poet Laureate.

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Contacting The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster
1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster , OH 44691
General Phone: (330) 263-2000

The College of Wooster Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts176African studies, Russian studies, German studies, African-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, comparative literature, German language, French language, ...
Therapy and Counseling60psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Science52biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, chemistry, chemical physics, geology, physics
Religion and Philosophy35philosophy, religion
Media25communication studies
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching5music teaching
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4dance, drama
Music3music, music performance, music theory and composition

Number of programs and degrees for The College of Wooster in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree39845

The College of Wooster Student Body

In 2007-2008, The College of Wooster had a total enrollment of 1,781 students (1,880 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 69%
(Foreign Students) 31%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 49%
20-21 42%
22-24 8%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York5%
New Jersey2%
North Carolina1%
West Virginia1%

The College of Wooster Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

The College of Wooster Room and Board (2007)

The College of Wooster offers campus housing for 1,856 of its 1,880 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wooster, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The College of Wooster Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math550660
ACT Verbal2330
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT64%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

The College of Wooster Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,770
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,770
Room and board $ 8,650
Room charge $ 3,860
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,790
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 600

Financial Aid:
The College of Wooster participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 303700)

The College of Wooster Faculty

The College of Wooster has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$80,66120$76,094
Associate professoracademic year26$60,72822$60,846
Assistant professoracademic year20$50,40936$51,343
Instructoracademic year5$49,2683$49,600
All faculty totalacademic year79$64,45581$59,971

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The College of Wooster Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

The College of Wooster Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education


Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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