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College of Wooster

100% of Wooster students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a significant research project (or two), developing skills in critical analysis, project management, creativity, and communication that are valued by employers and graduate schools alike.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Founding date: December 18, 1866.


Wooster gets you where you want to go. From clarifying your academic and career goals to finding the right study abroad experiences, internships, and post-graduation opportunities, Wooster helps you put it all together.


Each year since 2002, U.S. News has asked college presidents and deans which colleges provide the best undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone programs. Only two have made both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton University.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Dean of Students Office administers a wide variety of offices and programs aimed at meeting student interest and promoting student growth and well-being.

Housing services

The College of Wooster is a residential community. Students live on campus all four years of their Wooster experience. A variety of housing options are available to students, including traditional residence halls, themed-based housing, campus program houses, and independent student housing options.

Library services

The College of Wooster Libraries cultivates an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.

Medical services

The Longbrake Student Wellness Center (LSWC) provides comprehensive health services for College of Wooster students enrolled on a full-time basis. The staff consists of physicians from the Cleveland Clinic Wooster, professional mental health counselors, health education coordinator, certified athletic trainers, massage therapist, nutritionist, office administrator, and registered nursing staff to maintain 24-hour service during the academic year.

Student Life

Campus life

Find your home on campus. Wooster students come from approximately 46 states and 62 countries, from all manner of backgrounds and life experiences. They're serious about their academic lives,  but they're just as intense about exploring their other interests — and having fun.

Sports facilities

The College of Wooster's athletic facilities are considered some of the best for a school of its size. Not only are the facilities state-of-the-art, but their proximity to the center of campus adds to the student life on campus. Below are directions followed by a look at some of the primary athletic facilities used by varsity and non-varsity athletes alike.

Student clubs

Get involved! Be a part of something that matters to you and to meet new people. 

There are plenty of opportunities. Performance clubs, volunteer organizations, club sports, Greek life... The College has over 120 different student organizations.

Student Reviews

My experience at C.O.W.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am currently studying remotely, and the school has made remarkable efforts to ensure that we are enjoying the learning experience as well as getting all the help and support that we need to study effectively. The teachers are lovely and helpful, and there are many resources at our disposal. It has been a fantastic experience so far.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastically curious group of people. World-class professors that actually make you passionate about your studies. Students who are equally serious and playful about their research topics. This college took me, a below-average high school student who didn't know what she wanted to do and had no hobbies outside of watching TV, and turned me into a hard-working,...

College of Wooster
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent professors and interesting classes. The IS program rounds out the experience perfectly and prepares you well for postgraduate study! The careers department falls flat.

Wooster, Ohio, United States


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