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Wofford College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1854
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,240
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $131,850,096
Admissions Address

429 N. Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

Website

http://www.wofford.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wofford.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer B. Page
Admissions office telephone: (864) 597-4130
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
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: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A 3
Total academic units N/A 20

*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: February 1
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: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not 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: 57%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 60%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 57%
Total applicants: 2,089
Total acceptances: 1,201
Total freshman enrollment: 378
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 56%
Male applicants: 1,064
Male acceptances: 586
Male freshman enrollment: 186
 
Female applicants: 1,025
Female acceptances: 615
Female freshman enrollment: 192
Out-of-state freshmen: 43%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 126
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 57
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 61%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 83%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 56%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 670
Math: 590 – 680
Combined: 1150 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.0% 19.0%
600-699 43.0% 55.0%
500-599 33.0% 20.0%
400-499 8.0% 6.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 44%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 7.0% N/A N/A
24-29 52.0% N/A N/A
18-23 41.0% N/A N/A
12-17 0.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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