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Wofford College
Wofford College 429 N Church St Spartanburg, SC 29303 Phone: (864) 597-4000
  • General Information
    About Wofford College

    In these challenging economic times, the value of a superior education is especially critical. For 156 years, Wofford has been recognized for leadership among undergraduate liberal arts colleges. * Phi Beta Kappa — There are only 280 chapters of this prestigious honor society on the 3,500 college campuses across the United States. Wofford received its charter in 1941. * Wofford is one of 122 colleges and universities related to the United Methodist Church. Consistent with that tradition, the college welcomes faculty and students of all faiths, as well as those of no faith. * Alumni Profile — Of 15,587 alumni, 1,155 are presidents or owners of corporations or organizations; 924 practice medicine, dentistry or other health-care professions; 803 are attorneys or judges; 725 are members of the clergy or serve in churches and related fields * About 40 percent of graduates participate in loan programs, but their level of debt is among the lowest compared to peer institutions. The default rate for the last four years has remained below 1.0, and for 2007, it was 0.0. * Forbes (www.forbes.com) ranked Wofford at number 58 among the 600 “America’s Best Colleges” in August 2010. It was the only campus in South Carolina among the top 90 colleges and universities. * U.S. News & World Report (2011) compares Wofford to 266 liberal arts colleges nationwide (Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore) that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. Wofford is one of only 10 colleges from the South in the top quartile (top 66). * U.S. News & World Report, “Great Schools, Great Prices” section (2011). Wofford was rated 29th among 40 selected national liberal arts colleges. * Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine listed Wofford at number 39 among the nation's Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges. * Princeton Review, “America’s 100 Best Value Colleges” (as featured in USA Today, fall 2010.) * Profiled in these additional selective college guides: Barron’s Best Buys in College Education Peterson's 440 Great Colleges for Top Students Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's Top Schools (ISI Guides) The Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges The Fiske Guide to Colleges The (Yale) Insider’s Guide to the College

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,443
    Percent Admitted 58%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 67%
    Full Time Retention Rate 86%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 540 640
      Math 550 650
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 28
      English 22 29
      Math 23 28
      Writing 22 28
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,463
    Native American 4.0
    Asian 39.0
    African American 88.0
    Hispanic 27.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,464
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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