Wofford College

Wofford College

Wofford College is a private, small liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Established in 1854, the campus is home to more than 45 buildings spread across an area of 170 acres. Wofford is ranked among the America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report (2008 issue). The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Wofford College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed as the Terriers. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The teams participate in sports including soccer, basketball, football, golf, and tennis. Wofford College also offers several types of financial aid to the needy students. Some of the notable alumni of the college include Tom Bolt, President of the American Counsel Association; Albert C. Outler, Theologian and Philosopher; and Jerry Richardson, Owner of the Carolina Panthers.

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Contacting Wofford College

Wofford College
429 N Church St
Spartanburg , SC 29303-3663
General Phone: (864) 597-4000

Wofford College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management100accounting, managerial economics, finance
Liberal Arts84area studies, Chinese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, humanities, diversity studies, ...
Science73biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Fine Arts6art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Education and Teaching0secondary teaching
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29627

Wofford College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wofford College had a total enrollment of 1,363 students (1,446 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 51%
20-21 43%
22-24 5%
25-29 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

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

South Carolina58%
North Carolina13%
New York1%
(International Students)1%
West Virginia1%
New Jersey1%

Wofford College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

Wofford College Room and Board (2007)

Wofford College offers campus housing for 1,341 of its 1,446 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wofford College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math550650
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT59%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wofford College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,465
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,465
Room and board $ 7,920
Room charge $ 4,305
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,615
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
Wofford College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 345700)

Wofford College Faculty

Wofford College 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 year36$81,0538$79,063
Associate professoracademic year22$63,45516$62,156
Assistant professoracademic year7$61,35718$57,472
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year67$72,42444$62,648

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

Wofford College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Track Southern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5813

Wofford College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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