Independent Minds, Working Together

What Others Say

For the past 12 years, U.S. News & World Report has asked college presidents, provosts, and deans to nominate schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and stellar senior capstone projects. Only two schools have been named to both lists all 12 years: Wooster and Princeton.

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Loren Pope, founder of Colleges That Change Lives, called The College of Wooster “my original best-kept secret in higher education…I can testify that there is no better college in the country.”

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The Fiske Guide to Colleges says "Instead of teaching students what to think, the College of Wooster focuses on teaching students how to think. From the first courses of the freshman year seminar to the final day when seniors hand in their hard-won theses, the college paves each student’s path to independence…The one-to-one attention from faculty makes Wooster an intellectual refuge in the rural countryside of Ohio."

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Students told the Princeton Review that Wooster has "an awesome mix of people who are jocks, hippies, musicians, preps, artists...There is a niche for everybody and those who would commonly be considered atypical seem to find theirs...Everybody seems to have a group of friends and every friend group seems to overlap."

Princeton Review 376 Best Colleges 2012

High school guidance counselors from around the country identified Wooster as one of the nation's outstanding private colleges that often "fly under the radar" in Parade magazine's College A-List. "A great deal is expected of Wooster students," the magazine noted. "They take a challenging academic program and are required to complete a thesis or project to graduate. Their acceptance rate to all graduate programs is far above average."

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