Aneeb Sharif '10
Economics and Political Science Double Major
I chose to attend the College of Wooster because of its reputation as a top private liberal arts college, especially its Independent Study component. I really appreciated the rapport that students build with faculty members and my high school guidance counselors had previous experiences with Wooster. I would say that the College can be best described by three words: challenging, welcoming, and all-around experience. From the plethora of opportunities to participate in one of the over 100 student organizations active on campus, I am involved in the Ambassadors Program, Judicial Board, Residence Life, and Model United Nations. My favorite Wooster memories have been the year I served as an ambassador for my country in the Ambassador Program and of course, filling Kauke Arch with snow!
I appreciate how open and analytical the classes can be; faculty members provide a safe space to express your thoughts and exchange meaningful dialogue. What surprises me about my Wooster experience is how much I have learned and grown as an individual. The College of Wooster’s research and funding opportunities have allowed me to travel to South Africa for a summer at Rhodes University. I hope prospective students realize that the College of Wooster truly provides an all-around education. For me, my college experience has permitted me to become more knowledgeable, accepting of differences, and have a higher level of confidence in my abilities.
As a prospective student, the Admissions staff did a great job of engaging and answering all the questions I had regarding Wooster; every prospective should take the opportunity to connect with the admissions office. I recommend that anyone interested in a first-class experience but apprehensive about financing, should keep two things in mind: Your education is worth it and to be innovative and get involved.