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The College of Wooster Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$52,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,300 tuition
$9,920 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$380 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$52,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,300 tuition
$9,920 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$380 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,845 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,782 avg)
10% get state aid ($1,596 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($21,845 avg)
50% get loans ($6,308 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.44% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.43% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $25,322 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,782 25%
Pell Grants $3,738 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,044 25%
Institution Grant Aid $21,845 94%
State Grant Aid $1,596 10%
Student Loans $6,308 50%
Federal Loans $5,207 55%
Other Loans $15,897 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$24,000 Y N N N
$20,000 - $24,000 Y N N N
$1,000 - $3,000 Y N N N
$14,000 - $20,000 Y N Y N
$2,000 - $8,000 Y N N N
$750 - $2,000 Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does The College of Wooster offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691
(800) 877-9905
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,285
Out of State $1,285


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Sarah from OH
  • Feb-11-2016 I am a current student here

    Plain and simple, Wooster is expensive. I cry inside when I look at my loans estimate. However, if you're from an average household you're probably paying about the same amount at Wooster as you are anywhere else, if not probably a little more. I'm paying for about $2.5k more per year than my other choice college, but given the rigorous coursework, the opportunities I've been given and my ability to turn just a major into my major, it's been a wonderful experience that I wouldn't give up for the world.

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

    The career center is well equipped to get you all the professional help you need to go on to an amazing career.

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

    Wooster is rather expensive, as most private liberal arts colleges are, but offers many financial aid opportunities. A large portion of admitted students are automatically eligible for a merit scholarship worth 1/4 of tuition. Many students are eligible for scholarships worth up to 1/2 of tuition, and some are even eligible for up to 3/4 of tuition. The quality of education that students receive is superb, and a degree from the College of Wooster opens many doors for further education and job opportunities.

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

    Ugh. The college is great and all, as I've tried to make clear in the previous sections, but I don't know if /anything/ is really worth $50,000 every single year (with an tuition that's increased about $10,000 in the past 5 years). A lot of people going here can't pay full tuition, or even half or a third of tuition, and Wooster advocates having excellent Financial Aid. Freshman year, sure, the Financial Aid packet was excellent. But my tuition has gone up by $10,000 since (I'm a rising junior), and the college says they can't do anything to help. Wooster also recently got a Fiske Best Buy award and there's a lot of hype about it. Myself and many friends of mine think it's largely undeserved.

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

    Bang for the buck is definitely low, very low. This is not to say that the academics are AWEFUL (at least not usually) but even when I was around the tuition hikes were entirely too high to justify what we were getting academically. There are plenty of other schools that will offer just as good academics while not putting you in ridiculous amounts of debt, regardless of what Wooster propaganda spewing administrators will say. (They also like to shower you with statistics that prove to be very skewed after a bit of investigation).

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