What Others Say

Wooster and Princeton, together again!

U.S.News Best Colleges Rankings

Since 2002, U.S. News has asked college presidents, provosts, and deans to nominate schools with outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and stellar senior capstone projects. Only two schools have been named to both lists every year: Wooster and Princeton.

"Colleges That Change Lives" by Loren Pope

Loren Pope, founder of Colleges That Change Lives, called The College of Wooster “my original best-kept secret in higher education…I can testify that there is no better college in the country.”


In the largest-ever survey of 30,000 college graduates, Gallup found that having a mentor in college and working on a long-term project were two of the most powerful factors linked to having "great jobs and great lives" after graduation. Watch the video >>


When one of the most influential national voices on American higher education wanted to single out a half-dozen colleges with genuinely transformative educational programs, they turned a spotlight on mentored student research at Wooster. 
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Princeton Review

The Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges says, "Mentoring is a huge focal point of Wooster's academics, and the resources are endless for those looking to take advantage of things like numerous opportunities for research and internships." Wooster is ranked in the top 10 in their Most Accessible Professors, Students Study the Most, and Lots of Race/Class Interaction categories, and featured in their Guide to Green Colleges and Colleges That Pay You Back.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

The Fiske Guide to Colleges says "Instead of teaching students what to think, the College of Wooster focuses on teaching students how to think. From the first courses of the freshman year seminar to the final day when seniors hand in their hard-won theses, the college paves each student’s path to independence…The one-to-one attention from faculty makes Wooster an intellectual refuge in the rural countryside of Ohio."

Kiplinger's Best Value

Kiplinger's ranks Wooster one of its Best Value liberal arts colleges. According to editor Janet Bodnar, "Balancing top quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today's economy…The schools on the list offer students the best of both worlds." Wooster's generous financial aid, admissions selectivity, and graduation rates make it one of the nation's best values.