Students Say

Wofford’s “excellent reputation with graduate programs” and “challenging” classes have established this South Carolina school as “a liberal arts college that provides an excellent education and opportunities to expand your horizon.” Wofford is known as “a great and successful academic school,” a “community of learning where individuality, curiosity, and success are fostered every day” in large part thanks to a staff of educators that “challenges students to think and discuss their ideas in every class.”

Overview

Applicants
2,556
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

71%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 630
SAT Math
530 - 640
SAT Writing
520 - 620
ACT Composite
24 - 30

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Wofford’s “excellent reputation with graduate programs” and “challenging” classes have established this South Carolina school as “a liberal arts college that provides an excellent education and opportunities to expand your horizon.” Wofford is known as “a great and successful academic school,” a “community of learning where individuality, curiosity, and success are fostered every day” in large part thanks to a staff of educators that “challenges students to think and discuss their ideas in every class.” Teachers here “expect a lot,” but students don’t have to go it alone. The “extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and helpful” professors are “willing to assist in any way they can,” educators who “go over and beyond to help you achieve even the hardest goal.” Even in popular-but-difficult courses like premed and government, Wofford’s small campus means “it’s easy to have interaction between teachers and students.” “Many even give home or cell phone numbers,” another student comments. “It is challenging,” students say, “but the professors make it fun!” That same passion for learning extends to the student body. This is a campus “where all of the students look out for each other and help one another succeed.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
158
with Terminal Degree
133

98
Men
60
Women
17
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
78%
Graduate in 6 years
78%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Latin American Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


C. Edward Coffey
President and CEO, Menninger Clinic

Craig Melvin
News Anchor and Reporter, MSNBC

Wendi Nix
Sports Reporter, ESPN

Whitney Howard
Senior Vice president, Conde Nast Entertainment

Jerome J. Richardson
Owner & Founder, NFL Carolina Panthers

Margaret Key
Chief Executive, Burson-Marsteller Asica-Pacific

Daniel B. Morrison
President, NFL Carolina Panthers

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Students who set their sights on attending Wofford should anticipate a tuition bill of $37,120. Aside from tuition, undergraduates can expect to pay $10,730 to cover the cost of room and board. They’ll also need an additional $1200 for books and other miscellaneous academic supplies.

Bang For Your Buck

Wofford has a well-earned reputation for awarding “generous” financial aid packages. This sentiment is immediately supported by a fortunate computer science major who shares, “They gave me enough financial aid to go for free.” Though not all undergraduates will receive aid packages quite that substantial, there’s still plenty of money to be had. In fact, 94 percent of receive some form of need-based aid, with the average package topping out around $28,377. And in recent years, Wofford has distributed $45.5 million in aid amongst its students. This money comes from a variety of scholarships the college has established including the Richardson Family Scholarship, Wofford Scholars, and the Impact Program.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,541

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,598

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,242

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,999

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
45%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,026

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,120
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,587

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

It should come as no surprise that “the frat scene is high” at Wofford, since “the typical Wofford student is very similar to the ‘stereotypical’ Southerner: polite, tied to tradition, friendly, welcoming, living life at a slower pace, and very passionate about their beliefs.” Many students say they are “not involved in Greek life,” but are “just as happy as the people who are.” Students here are “preppy, studious, from South Carolina, and conservative.” If that sounds limiting, students say it is not. Wofford students say, “While groups generally stick together, tolerance and acceptance is the norm.” That is because, on campus, “it doesn’t matter what club or group you are involved in, you will be included no matter what. I have been here for almost two years and have failed to meet an unkind student.” Though the campus is predominantly white, “there is some diversity on campus,” including significant populations of Asian American and African American students. Perhaps one student sums it up best when they say this school offers “a unique culture: diverse in background, ethnicity, and views, but united by the communal notion that at our essence, we are all Wofford.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,608
Out of State
44%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

2.36%
Asian
7.86%
African-American
3.51%
Hispanic
81.98%
Caucasian
2.36%
International

50% female
50% male
44% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Greek life is a big deal at Wofford. Even those not directly involved in fraternities and sororities find that “the most popular destination on Friday and Saturday nights” is Fraternity Row, where there are “live bands, music, dancing, and much more that the students enjoy.” “Greeks and non-Greeks are generally out, and there are often bands performing at the houses,” though on Saturdays, “It closes at midnight, so then we go to the seniors’ apartments.” Though there is “a beautiful downtown area that students like to walk around and shop,” staying close to school is not unusual since “the campus is very much its own small community.” Indeed, “there is barely any need to get off campus.” For those who want to escape the “Wofford Bubble,” there is Spartanburg, which may be “lacking in interesting things to do,” but “does have a good variety of restaurants.” Even better, “a lot of the restaurants, bars, and shops will give you a discount if you are a Wofford student.” For those disinclined to party or travel, “almost every day there is a school-sponsored event on campus. From painting on the lawn to an oyster roast, there is always something to do.” But Wofford students are also hardworking students, so before and after all that, they “go to the library and the science center a lot.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
93%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
82

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
98
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
10

44% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

26% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Terriers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Terriers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.wofford.edu/studentorganizations

Minority Support Groups: www.wofford.edu/multiculturalaffairs The Multicultural Affairs Office has both formal and informal groups.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
74

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP and Apple PURCHASE AGREEMENT

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ashley S. Hill
Student Experience Coordinator

Address
429 North Church St.
Admission Office
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

Phone
864-597-4130

Email
admission@wofford.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Wofford Village
Roger Milliken Science Center/Great Oaks
Historic Main Building/Leonard Auditorium
Campus Life Building/The Commons
Gibbs Stadium
Richardson Physical Activities Building Russell C. King Field and Switzer Stadium Joe E. Taylor Athletic Center Franklin W. Olin Building The Michael S. Brown Village Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Memorial Auditorium
BMW Zentrum
Chapman Cultural Center/Barnet Park
Beacon Drive-In
Cowpens National Battlefield Hatcher Gardens and Woodland Preserve Walnut Grove Plantation Cleveland Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm (Sat 10 am)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:00 am, 2 pm (Sat. 10 am)

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@wofford.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday nights, September-December and February-May

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport 34 miles South on I-85 is a good way to come into the area. Taxis are available as well as rental cars.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Charlotte via I-85 South (71 mile, 1.3 hours): Continue southbound on I-85 past a series of exits marked Spartanburg, including the Business I-85 spur. Exit #75 (SC-9) is marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the ramp, 4.3 miles from the campus, turn left. After the fourth traffic signal, SC-9 turns left down a ramp to join I-585. Do not turn there, but follow the sign straight ahead to Wofford via North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Chruch Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond this point. From Atlanta via I-85 North (170 miles, 3.3 Hours): These directions also apply to campus visitors coming from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. (34 miles, 0.5 hours). Continue north on I-85 past a series of exits marked Spartanburg, including the Business I-85 spur. Exit 72 (US-176/ I-585) is marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the ramp, 4.8 miles from the college, turn right. Follow the freeway past the USC Spartanburg campus and the Milliken Research Center and take Exit-25-B, North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Church Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond that point. From Asheville and I-40 via I-26 East (65 miles, 1 hour): Take exit 15 (Spartanburg via US-176), marked "To Wofford College." At the top of the cloverleaf ramp, 8.2 miles from the college, turn right. After passing the First Baptist Church-North Spartanburg and a shopping center, the highway divides; be sure to bear left and stay on US-176/ I-585. Follow the freeway past the USC Spartanburg campus and the Milliken Research Center and take Exit 25B, North Church Street (US-221). After you pass the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, be alert to the fact Church Street curves to the left at its intersection with the Asheville Highway. The front gate to the campus is on the left, 0.4 miles beyond that point. From Columbia and I-29 via I-26 west (90 miles, 1.3 hours): Take exit 28 (US-221), marked "To Wofford College." At the bottom of the ramp, 8.9 miles from the college, turn right. This dual-lane highway, which becomes South Church Street, takes you directly to the Wofford campus. After reaching the central business district, continue past the Spartanburg County Library and Morgan Square to the main gate, which is on the right just beyond Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Local Accommodations
Places to stay: Independent hotel and motel information available from Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site (www.visitspartanburg.com) or www.wofford.edu/visitors. All major hotel chains have Spartanburg County locations - Check your local phone directory for toll-free reservation numbers.
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Key Stats

2,556
Applicants
1,608
Size
77%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

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