College of Wooster: Statistics

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#1900 of 14,131 In the World
#543 of 2,597 In North America
#494 of 2,496 In the United States
#20 of 90 In Ohio
#305 of 1,051 For International Relations and Diplomacy
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Avg. cost to attend
$27,923 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,924
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
wooster.edu

College of Wooster Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 65% 61% 69%
Applicants 5,582 2,698 2,884
Admissions 3,645 1,657 1,988
Freshmen enrolled full time 530 244 286

1,588 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

336 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1148 (60%)
Nonresident Alien 291 (15%)
Black or African American 181 (9%)
Hispanic 129 (7%)
Two or more races 86 (4%)
Asian 67 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 20 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,923/year
Average aid awarded
$38,599
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $12,636
$30-48K $17,111
$48-75K $21,438
$75-110K $25,909
$110K+ $32,223

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $53,550
Tuition in-state $53,550
Tuition out-of-state $53,550
Fee in-district $450
Fee in-state $450
Fee out-of-state $450

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,982
Combined charge for room and board $12,750
Room charge $6,190
Meal charge $6,560

College of Wooster Majors

Major Bachelor's
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34
Political Science and Government, General 34
Psychology, General 32
Neuroscience 30
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 27
Mathematics, General 26
Communication, General 25
English Language and Literature, General 22
History, General 21
Chemistry, General 19
Computer Science 14
Business & Managerial Economics 13
Sociology, General 12
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 11
Economics, General 11
Philosophy 11
Anthropology, General 10
International Relations and Affairs 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 6
Physics, General 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Religion & Religious Studies 4
Archeology 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Music Therapy & Therapist 3
Music, General 3
Theatre and Dance 3
Urban Studies & Affairs 3
African-American & Black Studies 2
Environmental Studies 2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Music Performance, General 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Environmental Geosciences 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Russian Studies 1
Grand Total 421
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 70% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,563
Citations
41,002

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
536 / 10,787
Environmental Science
308 / 12,526
Biology
305 / 10,898
Psychology
223 / 10,103
Sociology
151 / 3,009
Chemistry
146 / 4,549
Geology
145 / 5,800
Computer Science
128 / 2,791
Political Science
107 / 2,493
Medicine
106 / 3,674
Physics
105 / 1,813
Economics
93 / 2,362
History
88 / 875
Art & Design
87 / 756
Paleontology
86 / 2,615
Social Psychology
85 / 5,032
Engineering
83 / 2,283
Business
82 / 1,514
Ecology
79 / 2,988
Gender Studies
50 / 697
Demography
50 / 3,338
Mathematics
50 / 1,589
Law
47 / 410
Biochemistry
46 / 1,667
Geography and Cartography
42 / 1,158
Environmental Management
41 / 2,736
Zoology
41 / 1,241
Media Studies
40 / 529
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
38 / 10
Political Economy
37 / 523
Child Psychology
33 / 1,384
Genetics
32 / 2,911
Astrophysics and Astronomy
31 / 388
Education Majors
31 / 570
Philosophy
30 / 49
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27 / 834
Art History
27 / 472
Cognitive Science
27 / 412
Classics and Ancient History
26 / 13
Public Policy / Administration
25 / 404

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 194
1992 25 209
1993 23 249
1994 20 268
1995 11 307
1996 18 276
1997 18 290
1998 27 332
1999 26 356
2000 18 404
2001 36 419
2002 31 459
2003 35 713
2004 30 776
2005 32 852
2006 49 967
2007 47 1207
2008 47 1453
2009 45 1565
2010 51 1874
2011 77 2177
2012 83 2383
2013 72 2612
2014 86 3048
2015 94 2906
2016 72 3032
2017 92 3353
2018 87 3184
2019 96 3903
2020 105 4493
2021 106 4990

College of Wooster alumni

  1. Duncan Jones

    Duncan Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones is a British director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Moon (2009), Source Code (2011), Warcraft (2016), and Mute (2018). For Moon, he won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. He is the son of English singer-songwriter David Bowie.

  2. Arthur Compton

    Arthur Compton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1962 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicisttheoretical physicistnuclear physicist
    Biography

    Arthur Holly Compton was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. It was a sensational discovery at the time: the wave nature of light had been well-demonstrated, but the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted. He is also known for his leadership over the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago during the Manhattan Project, and served as chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953.

  3. Stephen R. Donaldson

    Stephen R. Donaldson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    karatekanovelistscience fiction writerwriter
    Biography

    Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane vocabulary, and has attracted critical praise for its "imagination, vivid characterizations, and fast pace". He earned his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster and a Master's degree from Kent State University. He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  4. Elizebeth Smith Friedman

    Elizebeth Smith Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1980 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in the College of Wooster
    Studied in 1911-1913
    Occupations
    cryptanalystmathematiciancryptographer
    Biography

    Elizebeth Smith Friedman was an American expert cryptanalyst and author who deciphered enemy codes in both World Wars and helped solve international smuggling cases during Prohibition. Over the course of her career, she worked for the United States Treasury, Coast Guard, Navy and Army, plus the International Monetary Fund. She has been called "America's first female cryptanalyst".

All 59 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names Wooster
Founded 1866
Motto Scientia et religio ex uno fonte
Science and religion from one source
Colors old gold, black
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 631
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster, Ohio, 44691
United States
City population 27,000
Phone 3302632000
Fax +1 (330) 263 2621

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