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College of Wooster Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 48 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

North Coast Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,222)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,625)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 86 101 - -
Baseball 38 - - -
Basketball 23 11 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Football 73 - - -
Golf 11 7 - Yes
Lacrosse 33 19 - -
Soccer 28 29 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 21 26 - Yes
Tennis 12 13 - Yes
Volleyball - 13 - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.1%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 5.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 70.6%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 20
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 31

Notable Alumni

  • Arthur Holly Compton, Nobel Prize-winning physicist
  • Blake Moore, former NFL lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers, CEO of Allianz Global Investors
  • Duncan Jones, English film director, best known for "Moon" (2009) and "Source Code" (2011)
  • Helen Murray Free, elected president of the American Chemical Society in 1993, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000
  • John McSweeney, member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Karl Taylor Compton, president of MIT from 1930 to 1948, member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Stanley Gault, former CEO of Rubbermaid, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Stephen R. Donaldson, New York Times bestselling science fiction author ("Thomas Covenant")
  • Timothy Smucker, CEO of The J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Vince Cellini, current host on The Golf Channel and former anchor for CNN Sports
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jeff from Parker, CO
  • 4
  • The dorms are fun and Wooster does an excellent job pairing up roommates. They are a little dated and you wont find the suites that you find at larger universities.…

  • Jun-29-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from OH
  • 4
  • Dorm life is a rather mixed basket, especially freshmen year, when you're placed in dormitories and with room mates based solely on the answers you place in an application form…

  • Feb-11-2016 Read More
  • A.Hodges
  • 4
  • I believe that your living situation all depends on how you approach the different standards of living on campus.…

  • Jan-09-2013 Read More
  • Stephanie from Albuquerque, NM
  • 3
  • Currently there has been a bit of a challenge fitting everyone. Besides this, almost all of the dorms are very nice. Communal bathrooms are the norm, but not always the…

  • Aug-18-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Matthew from Chester Springs, PA
  • Sep-27-2017 I am a current student here

    As a lactose intolerant vegetarian, I can say confidently that I can always find something to eat. Sometimes you have to get creative, but that's a challenge I'm willing to take.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from OH
  • Feb-11-2016 I am a current student here

    I will say this much: it is a lot better than what you would find in a lot of schools across the US. There are two main dining areas: Lowry and Kittredge. The former is the main dining area with a wide variety of foods available, whereas Kittredge is smaller and more focused on having healthier options. As with all schools, the dining menu can become repetitive, and while gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options are available they're also limited.

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  • 2
  • Phoenix
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    Not the best, it is getting better. They are putting a lot of effort into having more options for students in the dining hall. Food off campus is just okay.

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  • 4
  • Aidan
  • Jun-01-2015 I am a current student here

    As college food goes, dining at Wooster is fairly good. There are always several options to choose from, as well as a few safe go-to foods. Lowry is the main dining hall, where students can choose from the international station, to order eggs or stir fry, pizza, pasta, soup, cereal, to order grilled items, the vegetarian station, the basics station, a deli station that runs similarly to Subway, and of course the dessert station.

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  • 5
  • Janelle from Wooster, OH
  • Jul-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The campus has 2 different dining halls (Lowry and Kitteredge) along with a sub cart, Mom's (which is basically our own little fast food restaurant), and some legendary Hot Dog cart (I've never seen it, personally). Each option has a wide variety of foods, and there will almost always be one option that sounds good. However, on the occasion that you're not feeling any of those options, the city of Wooster is packed to the brim with pizza, chinese, fast food restaurants, and a plethora of other restaurants ranging from greasy diner to upscale steakhouse.

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  • 3
  • James
  • Jul-13-2013 I am a past student here

    The dining was actually not bad when I was there. The dining halls themselves are A LOT nicer now, and so is the food.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is pretty nice, well they both are, we have two. There is a full buffet spread for all meals. I highly recommend not making any decisions based on dining though.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from OH
  • Feb-11-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life plays a big role on campus when it chooses to. Meaning, on a typical day you won't hardly notice it, but when they're doing something big (like pulling for new recruits) it seems like it's everywhere.

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  • 0
  • Phoenix
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    It is something that exists but is not too prominent on campus they are only 15% of the student body.

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  • 0
  • Gossip Squirrel XOXO
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Our fraternities and sororities are mostly not nationally recognized, so there's really not a big point in my opinion. They do all really think they're something though. I stay far away.

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  • 0
  • James
  • Jul-13-2013 I am a past student here

    The greeks that I knew had a major inferiority complex because they were local, not national. That made them annoying to be around, but I don't know if that has changed at all or not.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    None of the greeks here are actually national, but a few like to think that they are, so they take themselves way to seriously and it's pretty funny to watch.

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  • 0
  • Mitch
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is either taken way too seriously, or taken very lightly, depending on who you talk to. None of the greeks are national though.

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  • 0
  • Tricia
  • Jul-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The greeks on campus are all local chapters, so they are either just really chill and laid back or they take themselves entirely too seriously and strut around with an insufferable inferiority complex.

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  • 0
  • Adriana
  • Jul-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The greeks are generally either very nice or super-cliquey. It really depends on who exactly you're talking about.

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  • 0
  • Ashley
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    All the fraternities and sororities are local, so there are no national chapters. Most of them stick together a lot, but I have some friends in a sorority.

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  • 0
  • Jake
  • Jun-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greeks on campus have the tendency to take themselves a little seriously. There are no national frats or sororities, so they are all local and have kind of an inferiority complex.

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