The College of Wooster: Narrative Description

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1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691-2363
Tel: (330)263-2000
Free: 800-877-9905
Admissions: (330)263-2270
Fax: (330)263-2621
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 240-acre small town campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $194.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $570,498. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,351 per student. Total enrollment: 1,827. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,523 applied, 72% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 1,777 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 50 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 37 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 1% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; English; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $35,290 includes full-time tuition ($28,230) and college room and board ($7060). College room only: $3210. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 102 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities, coed fraternity; 9% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Network, Christian Fellowship, National Student Speech, Hearing, and Language Association, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Allies, Let's Dance. Major annual events: Winter Gala, Party on the Green, Scot Spirit Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,860 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. The College of Wooster Libraries plus 3 others with 581,518 books, 210,094 microform titles, 12,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

City of Wooster population of 22,000, county seat of Wayne County, and leading agricultural region in the United States. In Ohio, Wayne County ranks first in cash receipts from dairy products, cattle and calves, and first in production of hay and oats. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is second largest in the United States. Companies in the city include Newell Rubbermaid Incorporated, Wooster Brush Company, the Gerstenslager Company, Bell and Howell, Frito-Lay, and others. Other educational institutions include Ohio State University's Agricultural Technical Institute and the Wayne General and Technical College. Wooster has been designated "Tree City, U.S.A." Students have access to Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Akron.

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