Top 20 Universities In Ohio


College of Wooster
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Once known for the trees and log cabins which gave it its nickname, the “Buckeye State” is today one of the most urban, vibrant, wealthy and business-focused states in the US. Read on to find out about top universities in Ohio and what the state has to offer for students.

20. College of Wooster

College of Wooster is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,116, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Its tuition and fees are $43,350 (2014-15).

The College of Wooster is the nation’s premier liberal arts college for undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal education, culminating in a rigorous, in-depth project of inquiry or creative expression.

By working in partnership with a faculty member to conceive, organize and complete a significant project on a topic of the student’s own choosing, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: initiative, self-confidence, independent judgment, creative problem solving, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Wooster is a diverse, supportive, unpretentious community of learners where students can be themselves, discover and pursue their passion, and forge lifelong bonds with faculty,coaches, staff, and one another that enrich their college experience and sustain the college’s tradition of excellence.

Applying

When applying to College of Wooster, it’s important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due November 1.

The application fee at College of Wooster is $45. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 68.2 percent.

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at College of Wooster is 12:1, and the school has 71.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

The most popular majors at College of Wooster include: Social Sciences; English Language and Literature/Letters; History; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89 percent.

Student Life

College of Wooster has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,116, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 99 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 1 percent of students live off campus.

College of Wooster is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Campus Services

College of Wooster offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, and health insurance.

College of Wooster also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of Wooster, 35 percent have cars on campus.

Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of Wooster.

Cost and Financial Aid

At College of Wooster, 58.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $28,613.