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Study at 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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster is located in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Wooster, OH. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at The College of Wooster top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at The College of Wooster often study science, mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

The College of Wooster Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 540 to 680 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 650 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The College of Wooster offers classes to 1, 781 students (1, 771 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in North Coast Athletic Conference competitions.

The College of Wooster Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts190history, English, sociology, political science, economics courses, anthropology, economics, Classical languages, . . .
Science74biology, chemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, geology, physics, chemical physics, biochemistry
Therapy and Counselling45psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Religion and Philosophy42philosophy, religion
Media18communication studies
Fine Arts18fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts10drama, dance
Education and Teaching7music teaching
Music6music theory and composition, music performance, music
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science

Contact: The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster

1189 Beall Avenue

Wooster, OH 44691

General Phone: (330) 263-2000


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