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The College of Wooster

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,819
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $238,212,325
Admissions Address

1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691

Website

http://www.wooster.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wooster.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Derek Gueldenzoph
Admissions office telephone: (800) 877-9905
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $350 (Refundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 91%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 2,504
Total acceptances: 2,011
Total freshman enrollment: 496
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 11%
Male applicants: 1,252
Male acceptances: 967
Male freshman enrollment: 254
 
Female applicants: 1,252
Female acceptances: 1,044
Female freshman enrollment: 242
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 60%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 103
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 25
Students enrolled from waiting list: 25

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 61%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 69%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 670
Math: 560 – 650
Combined: 1100 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.8% 7.6%
600-699 36.3% 48.0%
500-599 37.1% 33.9%
400-499 8.8% 9.9%
300-399 2.0% 0.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 61%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 23
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.7% 24.4% 11.0%
24-29 52.6% 42.0% 54.6%
18-23 30.0% 29.0% 29.8%
12-17 0.7% 4.6% 4.6%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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