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Why Wofford

Why Wofford?

Share these highlights of the Wofford experience.

Alumni and friends of the college often ask how they can help Wofford. One way is to be ready and willing to share positive Wofford experiences; those are the best advertisement for the college, hands down. Another way to help is to be prepared with "Why Wofford" elevator speeches. Here are a few highlights of the Wofford experience that are definitely worth sharing.

1. Because Wofford prepares students for what’s next

After taking advantage of four years of opportunities designed to help them engage and explore the world, Wofford students are prepared for what’s next. This past summer more than 200 students completed internships or research experiences around the globe. Recent internship locations include: ABC News, the Aspen Institute, the Bonner Foundation, Citigroup Hong Kong, CNN, Manipal Technologies in India, Michelin North America, NASA, Oxford University in England, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Smithsonian Institute and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

2. Because Wofford believes in educating the whole student

Every part of college life—academics, athletics, residence life and co-curricular programming—works in concert to produce an environment where students learn around the clock, on campus, in the community and around the globe. Because of this commitment, Wofford scores among the best in the country on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which measures high-impact, transformative learning experiences.

3. Because students like it here

94 percent of students live on campus all four years and enjoy a housing plan that supports students as they progress from first year through fourth in a close-knit community that builds a sense of personal responsibility and ultimately independence.

4. Because Terriers are tough... and cool

A century ago Wofford athletics teams chose the Boston Terrier as their mascot. The small but tenacious and fierce dog is full of intelligence and energy, making it an ideal mascot for the 1,650 undergraduates who call Wofford home.

5. Because Wofford emphasizes global learning

The college is #6 in the nation among baccalaureate institutions for the percentage of students who study abroad for credit. Wofford students have studied in more than 70 countries and on all 7 continents.