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Located in the city of Wooster, Ohio, The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research.

Wooster students’ research experiences help them develop abilities prized by employers and graduate schools alike, skills that include: critical thinking, independent judgment, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, self-confidence, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Students at the College of Wooster can begin working with faculty on research in their first year at Wooster. In addition, the Applied Mathematics Research Program, Sophomore Research Program, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Scholars program provide opportunities for hundreds of students every year.

Then in senior year, each Wooster student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, plan and complete a significant piece of original research, scholarship, or creative expression, in a capstone program called I.S.

The results produced by the College of Wooster speak for themselves:

  • Six months after graduation, more than 90% of Wooster graduates are employed or in graduate school.
  • Wooster ranks 29th overall among liberal arts colleges whose graduates go on to earn a Ph.D., sixth in chemistry, ninth in physical sciences, 15th in political science and public administration, and 18th in history.

Maybe that's why, every year since 2002, when 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 the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton.

The College of Wooster boasts a distinctive sense of spirit that one cannot help to notice when visiting the campus. From involvement in sports and student clubs to the many activities and community involvement programs, the College of Wooster brings out the best in each of its students.

A vibrant community, the city of Wooster is a community of 26,000 with a strong, diversified economy, a downtown full of great restaurants and shops, including national favorites like Chipotle, Starbucks, and Panera, just to name a few.

All Programs Available:
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Norwegian Language and Culture (in Universities)
Language of instruction


Type of school

Private University




1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio, The United States, 44691


North Central Association of School and Colleges