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| Having the benefit of looking back 20+ years, the College of Wooster was a fantastic experience that I would gladly repeat. Yes, theire are more glamourous, hip, cosmopolitan schools. No, it is not as well known as Stanford or Harvard. However, my years at the COW gave me a chance to figure out who I was and where I wanted to go in life while getting a *fantastic* education. Student-professor interaction was great. No teacher's assistants yammering away in a lecture hall full of 350 sleeping freshman.|
Wooster's Independent Study (I.S.) program, while challenging, is a unique and rewarding experience. If done properly, it will teach you something about yourself and help you develop skills you can use your entire life.
Social life can be what you make of it. True, the Greek system has a heavy influence. It does on many college campuses. Is Wooster a party school situated in the midst of happening urban nightlife scene? Not on your life. Will you make lifelong friends and have some of the best times of your life? Depend on it, if you have decent social skills and know how have a good time.If you are looking to go to a "name" school to impress your friends, or tack at the top of your resume, Wooster is not for you. If you want an education that is second to none, in an environment a bit insulated and relaxed from the hustle of the "real world", you won't find a better school. Highly recommended.
|Jan 17 2007|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| I came to this school thinking it would be just like the brochure said; one on one meetings with faculty, interesting classes, blah blah blah. "Classes" so far have been mindless lectures-I am a Chemistry major, so it is not surprising, but my Philosophy class consisted of the instructor spoonfeeding us information about the excerpts of philosophical texts. The College also has a "First Year Seminar" which is a good idea, but not carried out very well. Overall, this is an average liberal arts school; not as special as they would have you believe. |
Now. About the social scene. Well...it gets old after about two weeks. There is a very sharp divide between drinkers and non-drinkers. The athletes and Greek people are condescending and arrogant for the most part, which is exactly what I expected. (Note: I did give Greek life a chance, i.e. rushing, and they are as vapid as you may have heard.) Good advice? Don't go unless you want to be in an idiotic Greek organization or if you are playing a sport. Cheers!
|Jan 09 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| Wooster is one of those placs that after your freshman year, things start to pick up and you know what you want to do. All of that makes is home, but for hte first semester you kind of wander and wonder what you should do. By the time you get ready to leave it's almost impossible not to be sad. |
|May 27 2006|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |