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.



Mentored research gets results

"Gallup survey quote here about importance of mentored undergraduate research and results. Mentored research brings results..."

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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. 
  • More than 94% of Alumni believe that their Wooster experience helped develop the necessary skills thinking and effective writing precisely the attributes prized by graduate schools. OR 
    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.