Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing.
The College of Wooster is a community of independent minds, working together to prepare students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community. We engage motivated students in a rigorous and dynamic liberal education. Mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching, Wooster graduates are creative and independent thinkers with exceptional abilities to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight.
The prestigious liberal arts college, located on a 240-acre campus 55 miles southwest of Cleveland, boasts an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and is home to 1,882 students from 42 states and 55 countries. The college’s senior independent study project – original research, written work, performance or an exhibit of artwork – is supported one-on-one by a faculty member.
120 diverse student groups create an active campus life. Close to a third of Wooster students follow their passion for making music through three choirs, a symphony orchestra, symphonic and marching bands, a jazz ensemble, four a cappella groups and other ensembles. Three in ten students participate in intercollegiate athletics; in the past dozen years, nine Wooster athletes have won prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. A student-run investment club manages a million-dollar portfolio for the college’s endowment.