847 College Ave.

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2322

Fax: 330-263-2621

We are excited that you are considering Wooster during your college search, and we look forward to getting to know more about you through this process.

The College of Wooster uses a holistic review process to fully assess your candidacy for admission, thus all materials you choose to submit will be considered. Our Admission Committee gives due consideration to many different expressions of a student’s qualities and abilities: scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, character, and promise to contribute to the intellectual and social life of our distinct academic community. Students have the option to include performance on standardized tests.

First-Year Applicants

U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents entering college for the first time.

International Students

Non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent U.S. residents entering college for the first time.

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer from another 2 or 4-year institution.

Home-Schooled Students

Students who have been home-schooled and are entering college for the first time.

Gap Year/Deferred Enrollment Students

Students who have applied to Wooster as a first-year student and are planning to defer their enrollment for a semester or year.

For All Applicants

A note to students

Since our founding, The College of Wooster has remained committed to being “a place of studies for all,” and we encourage students to use their voices and join us in speaking out against racism.

At Wooster we encourage students to engage in meaningful, informed civil discourse around important and sometimes difficult issues.

Your Wooster admission will not be affected in any way by disciplinary actions associated with participating in protests or respectfully demonstrating your freedom of expression.

We admire your commitment to a cause and ask that you consider sharing your experiences with us in your application this fall. 

Black Lives Matter.

Check the status of your application.

If severe weather or other crisis (such as a pandemic, natural disaster, community tragedy or teacher strike) prevents your school from submitting materials on time or causes other unanticipated hardship, please let us know. Email us at or call 330-263-2322, and we’ll be in touch regarding possible solutions. 

Admission to The College of Wooster is open to qualified students regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.