College of Wooster is a nationally highly respected liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio, US, founded in 1866, known for their mentored undergraduate studying. The institution was founded by Presbyterians and their first PhD was awarded in 1882 to a woman - Annie B. Irish; the first black student, Clarence Allen, also studied at Wooster in the same decade.
It offers undergraduate degrees in a range of subjects such as African studies, anthropology, archaeology, art, business economics, chemistry, Chinese, classical studies, comparative literature, computer science, east Asian studies, education, English, geology, global and international studies, history, mathematics, music, neuroscience, peace corps prep, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, Russian studies, religious studies, sociology, theatre and dance, urban studies and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, and others.
Students can play baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball at Wooster.
Under a third of students at Wooster make music through a jazz ensemble, three choirs, a symphony orchestra, marching bands, acapella groups and other music ensembles and bands.
92 per cent of Wooster graduates find jobs or pursue further education one year after receiving their diplomas.
Some famous Wooster alumni include chemist and educator Helen Murray Free, film director Duncan Jones, journalist Robert X. Cringely, academic Ronald Takaki who worked on stereotypes of Asian Americans, poets Debra Allbery and Mary Crow, businessman Stanley Gault, musician Caitlin Cary, author and cryptanalyst Elizebeth Friedman, basketball coach Sam Dixon.