Wofford College: Narrative Description
WOFFORD COLLEGE B-5
429 North Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wofford.edu/
Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 140-acre urban campus with easy access to Charlotte. Endowment: $109.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8944 per student. Total enrollment: 1,161. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,632 applied, 66% were admitted. 57% from top 10% of their high school class, 82% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 8 class presidents, 19 valedictorians, 42 student government officers. Full-time: 1,148 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 13 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 5 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 0% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Converse College, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 3/15, 12/1 for early decision.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,740 includes full-time tuition ($21,480), mandatory fees ($820), and college room and board ($6440). College room only: $3475. Part-time tuition: $805 per hour.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 68 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 54% of eligible men and 64% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: performing arts groups, Twin Towers student volunteers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Weekend/Greek Games, Phi Beta Kappa Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 966 students; 1,029 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Sandor Teszler Library with 245,730 books, 37,005 microform titles, 10,046 serials, 2,796 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 35 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.
Spartanburg County (population 250,000) is a thriving, rapidly growing Sunbelt business center that is particularly well known for its international community. Wofford students live in a downtown setting near restaurants, churches of all denominations, shopping districts, a busy arts center, and four other college campuses. Memorial Auditorium, Wofford's next-door neighbor, features concerts, touring Broadway plays, and other special attractions. Several major airlines serve the convenient Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, which is only twenty miles from the campus. Interstate highways 26 and 85 intersect at Spartanburg. Charlotte, Atlanta, historic Charleston, and South Carolina's world-famous coastal resorts are all within a pleasant afternoon drive.
"Wofford College: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . Encyclopedia.com. (March 18, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-and-education-magazines/wofford-college-narrative-description
"Wofford College: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . Retrieved March 18, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-and-education-magazines/wofford-college-narrative-description
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.