The College of Wooster

Location
Wooster, OH
Student Size
1,924
College Type
Private University
Accceptance Rate
65%
Average Cost Per Year
$27,923
Student To Faculty Ratio
11:1

About Our College

Founded as the University of Wooster in 1866 by Presbyterians, the institution opened its doors in 1870 with a faculty of five and a student body of thirty men and four women.[5] Ephraim Quinby, a Wooster citizen, donated the first 20 acres (8.1 ha), a large oak grove situated on a hilltop overlooking the town.[6] After being founded with the intent to make Wooster open to everyone, the university's first Ph.D. was granted to a woman, Annie B. Irish, in 1882. The first black student, Clarence Allen, began his studies later in the same decade.[7]

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