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WOFFORD COLLEGE, SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA

Spartanburg, South CarolinaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1854Established Year
  1683Enrollment

Wofford College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1854, Wofford College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The institute is an NCAA Division I College and is a reputed name in the US Education System that offers various unparalleled undergraduate degree courses in 67 areas of studies.

The college has a total student enrollment of nearly 2,000 candidates, 757 of which is represented by international students from different corners of the world. It follows a 4-1-4 academic calendar and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Nearly 95% of the students receive some form of financial aid form the institute which makes it a coveted choice for studying in the USA.

Admissions at Wofford College are offered on a rolling basis around the year but do observe certain deadlines like November 1 and January 15 as its early and regular decision deadlines, respectively. It does not charge any application fee from its international candidates. The institute receives around 4,000 applications every year and admits around 69% of them which makes it a lightly selective college.

Rankings

US News has ranked(2020 Rankings) Wofford College in the following categories:

  • #72 in the category of National Liberal Arts College
  • The institute was ranked 63rd in the Best Value School
  • It also bagged #108 position in the Top performers on Social Mobility

Highlights

Typeprivate
Campus SettingSuburban
EndowmentUSD 184.7 million
Campus Housing Capacity93%
Application FeeNot Applicable
Application SeasonRolling
Acceptance rate69%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards, and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk864-597-4130, hensontm@wofford.edu
Student Retention Rate86%

Campus 

  • Wofford College is located in Spartanburg South Carolina, the USA across 150+ acres of campus. It has been located in the National Historic District since 1974. Spartanburg is an International Commercial Center.
  • Students are actively involved in Organizations such as Alpha Psi Omega(Theatre)Math Academy, American Chemical Society, etc. there are Special clubs catering to interests such as Active Minds, Debate Club, Amnesty International participation.
  • Various Faith-Based and Service Organizations and Performing Arts Clubs also present.
  • Sports and Recreation Clubs and Intramurals keep students engaged. Women and Men Sports teams in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Disc Golf, etc are active. The campus has Intramural Field, TennisCourts, Game Rooms, and Benjamin Johnson Area.

Housing Facilities/Residence

The institute provides on-campus residence to its students. Nearly 93% of students choose to live on campus. There are 8 residence halls each having free laundry facilities, safety lighting, group gathering spaces, dining facilities, etc. The available options are-

  • Marsh Hall and Walter K Green Hall - first-year students, double occupancy rooms, each room has two beds, desks, armoires, dressers, hall baths,co-educational
  • James A Carlisle Hall- first-year students and sophomores, suite-style, every room has two private cubes each having bed, desk, chair leading to common living space having seating area, mini-fridge, microwave, television.
  • AM Shipp Hall and Du Pre Hall - four halls forming a rectangle, central courtyard with trees, every room has two private cubes each having bed, desk, chair leading to common living space having two built-in closets, chair, fridge, microwave, television.
  • Wightman Hall and Joab M. Lesesne Hall - each room has two private cubes having a bed, desk, chair leading to common living space having seating area, mini-fridge, microwave, television,suite-style bathrooms,
  • The Village- residence for seniors, Charlestonian style housing, with balconies, colorful and modern residence, volleyball court, outdoor, open lawn grill, full kitchen

Courses

  • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students including minors and majors in more than 67 fields of studies offering programs at the undergraduate level.
  • It is famous for programs that lead to professional studies, medicine and health professions, law, and commerce.
  • Majors are offered in fields such as Accounting, Chemistry, Chinese, Finance, Government, etc. it also offers programs in Asian Studies, Classical Civilizations, Gender Studies, and Studio Arts.
  • 8 pre-professional programs are offered in Pre Deta, Pre Engineering, Pre Law, Pre Medical, Pre Ministry, etc.
  • Wofford College provides international programs that include overseas study in 200 programs in 59 countries, internships, service-learning, and research to promote global awareness and intercultural development.
  • Wofford College also allows students to work on independent study projects during the interim phase in January.
  • The college has 145 full-time teaching faculty that ensure 1 to 11 faculty to students ratio.
  • As of fall 2019, Wofford college had 1,720 students enrollment with 902 women. It has a 69% acceptance rate and an 89% retention rate.
  • Wofford College is affiliated to NCAA Division I. It provides opportunities in men’s sports that include baseball, basketball, crosses country football; women’s sports that include golf, lacrosse, riflery, etc; club sports that include disc golf, e-sports, fly-fishing, etc; spirit squads like cheerleading and dance team.

Wofford College Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal - Apply using the common application

Application Fee: No application fee for International Students.

Application Deadlines: Students can apply for the programs before January 15 (Regular Decision), November 1 (Early Decision I), and November 15 ( Early Decision II).

Basic Admission Requirements

  • School Transcripts accompanied with translations if not in English
  • Standardized Scores like SAT/ ACT
  • Documents of Financial Support
  • Honors students will have to give a Skype Interview.
  • English language proficiency scores like TOEFL IBT - 90, IELTS - 7 or equivalent.
  • Letters of recommendation

Wofford College Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for the year 2020- 21 is tabulated below:

Expenses Cost (In USD)
Reservation DepositCommuting Student - 300; Resident Students - 500
Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees26,210
Room and Board Fall7,580
Spring 2021 Tuition and Fees21,440
Room and Board Spring6,210
Part-time courses(Less than 9 Credits)1900 per credit
Technology Fee(Part-Time )FALL - 905; SPRING - 735
Audit Fee (Per Course)300
Books and Supplies2,500
Meals5,000
Transportation3,000
Personal expenses3,500

Payment Due Dates:

Fall/Interim Semester 20-21 – August 15, 2020
Spring Semester 20-21 –  January 15, 2021

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

Wofford College provides Financial Aid as awards, loans, grants, and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Candidates can apply for FAFSA before January 1.

The average scholarship value for freshmen is 37,760 USD. About 86% of the freshmen receive financial aid in some form. Some of the awards that students can avail at the institute are as follows:

  • It offers merit-based Scholarships under the Wofford Scholars Program. Apply for these before September 1. Amount Varies from 60,000 USD to 250,000 USD and requires SAT - 1300 (without Essay), ACT - 28.
  • The Bonner Scholar Program provides Scholarships to students involved in Community Service. Apply for FAFSA, One LOR, Bonner Application in Early Decision itself that is November 15.
  • International Scholar Program - Applicant should be in top 10 % of their class, SAT - 1250,act - 28. Involved in Leadership and Service Roles, Skype Interview will be conducted, Submit 3 Letter of Recommendation and apply in Early Decision. Amount Varies from 5000 USD to 20,000 USD.

Alumni Network

  • The Alumni Association of the college keeps its alumni reconnected to the institute. It organizes various events such as the 50 year Reunion, Homecoming, and also there are Alumni service Awards to recognize the efforts of alumni.
  • There are currently 18,673 living alumni representing 43 countries. Of these 2163 are working as senior management in corporations other being involved in Health Care Professions(1609), Judges and Attorneys(966), etc.
  • The college provides career support to its alumni, traveling opportunities in partnership with Go Next and Gold Ambassador Programme.
  • Some of its Notable Alumni are -
    • Wendi Nix- Anchor and Reporter at ESPN
    • James Kirkland - Chancellor at Vanderbilt University
    • Henry Franklin Floyd - Judge of US Court of Appeal Fourth District.

Placements

Wofford College Career Center strives towards providing professional skill sets to its students. About 98% of its graduates have a success rate within 6 months of graduation.

The Career Center prepares students for jobs and internships, helps them with resume and cover letter, interview skills, networking, and has program-wise guides for students. It with the National Association of Colleges and Employers helps students gain summer internships with a stipend.

It also provides access to Handshake - the online job portal, MyMentor where current students work with alumni and Scouted which provides job opportunities in non-technical roles.

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Wofford College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1737
FAFSA Code003457
Application Cost$35
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$56,530 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score121511201310 41%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing615570660-
Mathematics600550650-
ACTCheck Detailed Score302930 59%
English272330-
Mathematics262328-

Wofford College Acceptance Rate

69.1%

Acceptance Rate

3101

Total Applicants

1737

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

47.9%

Male

52.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program69.1%
Total Applicants2515
Total Enrolled1737

Wofford College Enrollment

Enrollment
Wofford College Enrollment1737
Undergraduate Enrollment1737
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate83.0%

Attendance Cost

$56,530

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$56,530 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,140 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,454 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,371 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,695 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,198 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,198 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
22561841415-
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #171

    Overall (National)

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    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    8.9/10

    9.7/10academic
    8.3/10infrastructure
    8.7/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9.7/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Nitika nanda, INDIA Bsc in computer science
    Wofford College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    WOFFORD COLLEGE - BEST COLLEGE AT SOUTH CAROLINA

    I wanted to do my bachelor's from the best college in the USA, as the course which I wanted to do needed good guidance. I found Wofford college, while I was in search of the best computer science universities. I applied without thinking twice because the placement rate of this college was very good. The application fee paid by was $35.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My course for BSc cs Included programming language, discrete mathematics, algorithm analysis in the very first year. What I liked more about my college is the level of strictness they have maintained while preparing the overall course.

    10 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    02, May 2020 read more
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    Mukul sirish rama, INDIA Environmental studies
    Wofford College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY EDUCATION AT WOFFORD COLLEGE

    One day when I was collecting my documents I saw my dad's university documents. I came to know that he was a Wofford College alumnus. So after completing my high school I applied online for the same college. And luckily I was selected. I fulfilled the requirements of the college and I got the admission in the course.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's very entertaining and engaging to me. I didn't expect to understand everything I am learning and enjoy it that much. We also have some debates in the classrooms regarding various topics.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    22, Oct 2019 read more
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    Charlotte jack, UNITED STATES Media
    Wofford College
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    SMALL COZY AND DRIVEN SCHOOL

    I fell in love with the campus! Didn't need SAT, applied to 10 schools, felt comfortable, received scholarship money. I took academically rigorous classes throughout highschool with lots of APs and dual enrollment so I knew I could handle a smaller more intense environment. Graduated top in class. No application fees since I toured.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Strong.

    9 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    21, Aug 2019 read more
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    429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
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    Book Store

    Ben Wofford Books0.23 Km
    Need To Read Book Club4.21 Km
    Ollie's Bargain Outlet4.44 Km
    Barnes & Noble4.94 Km
    SCC Bookstore5.11 Km
    The Tangled Web5.3 Km
    USC Upstate Bookstore5.72 Km
    Pages On Pine5.8 Km
    Bookstore-- Friends of Spartanburg County Libraries5.8 Km
    Jeff Arnold Ministries (Administrator)6.13 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Hair ETC1.11 Km
    Pinewood Shopping Center1.23 Km
    Poppy Square Shopping Center1.49 Km
    Farmers Marketplace1.72 Km
    Beaumont Plaza2.06 Km
    Rolling Fog Vapor Company2.89 Km
    Cleveland Village3.75 Km
    Fernwood Plaza3.83 Km
    Market4.03 Km
    Hillcrest Shopping Center4.41 Km
    Centell4.44 Km
    Blackstock Plaza5.46 Km
    Westgate Crossing5.6 Km
    WestGate Mall5.61 Km
    Sunglass Hut5.65 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk5.66 Km
    Cedar Springs Shopping Center6.15 Km
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    Airport

    Aero II Inc4.76 Km
    Spartanburg Downtown Airport4.78 Km
    Fairmont NDB FRT 2487.58 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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