Fast Facts

WOFFORD COLLEGE
  • Four-year, residential liberal arts college
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina

Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates.

About the College

  • 1,772 undergraduates, representing 37 states, 18 countries and 24 faith perspectives.
  • 20 percent multicultural and/or international students.
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • 54 percent women; 46 percent men.
  • 15 percent first-generation students; 18 percent Pell-eligible.
  • Phi Beta Kappa chartered in 1940.
  • 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.
  • 12 fraternities and sororities.
  • Nearly 100 student organizations and clubs.
  • 170-acre campus within walking distance of downtown Spartanburg.
Race and Ethnicity of Degree-seeking Students (Fall 2021)
IPEDS Race and Ethnicity Categories %
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian 2.0%
Black or African American 7.4%
Hispanic 5.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Nonresident Alien 0.9%
Two or more races 3.6%
Unknown 0.1%
White 80.0%
Grand Total 100.0%

Applications for the Class of 2025

  • 4,349 applications; 2,282 (52%) accepted.
  • Wofford is test optional; 48 percent of applicants applied test optional during 2021.
  • The middle 50% of accepted students:
    • 3.75–4.16 recalculated GPA*
    • 1220–1390 SAT
    • 28–32 ACT

*Please note that Wofford recalculates GPAs using a weighted 4.0 scale. Weighting is added for AP and IB courses only.

95 Percent of Students Receive Some Form of Financial Aid.

  • Comprehensive cost 2021-22: $63,895.
  • Average financial aid package exceeds $35,000.
  • Every applicant is considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • Other competitive scholarships include:
    • Wofford Scholars ($60,000 to $250,000 over four years). To compete, students must be nominated by a high school counselor in their junior year. To qualify as a nominee, a student should be ranked in the top 10% of the class and have achieved a combined score of 1300 (critical reading and math) on the SAT/PSAT or a 28 on the ACT/PLAN.
    • First-Generation Scholarship (up to $25,000 per year, based on admission application).
    • Bonner Scholars (for students involved in community-based learning and service; separate application required).
    • The Impact Scholarship (for participation in entrepreneurial programs and training; separate application required).
    • Army ROTC (in exchange for military service; separate review process).
    • Performing Arts Scholarships (for participation in theatre, music or studio arts programs. Auditions and reviews due by Feb. 1).
    • GOLD Scholarship (Growing Our Leadership through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) For first-year students from historically underrepresented populations. Students must submit a separate application.

MAJORS

Accounting
Art History
Biology
Business Economics
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
German
Government
History
Humanities
Intercultural Studies
International Affairs
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre

MINORS

Accounting
Arabic Studies
Art History
Business
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Film and Digital Media
Finance
Francophone Studies
German Studies
Government
History
International Affairs
Mathematics
Music Non-Performance
Music Performance
Philosophy
Physics
Religion
Sociology and Anthropology
Studio Art
Theatre

OTHER PROGRAMS + CONCENTRATIONS

19th Century Studies
African and African-American Studies
Asian Studies
Classical Civilizations
Computational Science
Creative Writing
Data Science
Energy Studies
Film and Digital Media
Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary Programs
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Medicine and the Liberal Arts
Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Neuroscience
Studio Art

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Military Science (Army ROTC)
Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Ministry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary Science
Teacher Education

Athletics

Outcomes and Career Services

After taking advantage of four years of opportunities, including internships, entrepreneurial training and undergraduate research, Wofford students are prepared for what’s next. 99% of graduates report a positive career outcome (employment, graduate school, military service, internships and volunteer placement) within six months of graduation.

  • 1st-year to 2nd-year retention rate: 90%.
  • 4-year graduation rate: 80%.
  • #9 in the nation for the percentage of students who study abroad for academic credit.
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Wofford College
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663