The College of Wooster has selective admissions -- about a third of applicants will not get in. To be admitted, you'll need strong grades and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Successful applicants typically have high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of 1650 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or better. Higher numbers obviously improve your chances, and many College of Wooster students had "A" averages in high school.
You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for the College of Wooster did not win admission. On the other hand, some students were admitted with grades and test scores that were a bit below the norm. This is because The College of Wooster's admissions process is not a simple mathematical equation. The college uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions folks will want to see that you have taken rigorous college preparatory courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." Also, they will be looking for a concise and polished application essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. Finally, make sure you are specific and thoughtful in the application supplement when you answer the question, "Why are you interested in The College of Wooster?"
To learn more about the College of Wooster, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- College of Wooster Admissions Profile
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- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?