About Wooster


Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research.

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.



The results speak for themselves

  • 92% of Wooster graduates are either employed or in graduate school one year after receiving their diplomas.
  • 92% of Wooster grads with an advanced degree were accepted to their top choice graduate school including Columbia, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon. 
  • 94% of alumni believe their Wooster experience developed the key skills of critical thinking and effective writing. 

Wooster does it best

Every year since 2002 U.S. News & World Report has asked college presidents and deans to name schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone programs, only two schools have made both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton.