Wofford College Visit Report by Kayjo
Visit to Wofford College in November 2007 by Kayjo(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since February 11 2005 with 70 posts)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - D attended as part of a scholars competition. Interviewed with current student, alumnae and professor. Group interview resulted in large merit award.
Information Session: Yes - Very organized and informative. This school is a hidden gem.
Campus Tour: Yes - Beautiful campus. Required on-campus housing all 4 years and housing improves each year. The senior village is awesome. Dorms are class specific, so community is strong.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Attended two classes. Both were small, which is typical. She enjoyed both. School offers a Jan.term and many study abroad opportunities. They also have a high NSSE rating. Lots of pre-med students.
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Campus Visit Notes for Wofford College
This school is not well-known outside of the south. It is worth looking at since it offers a quality education with lots of chances for merit money. There is a very strong alumni network. Lots of second, third and fourth generation students. Greek life is strong, but parties are open to all and there is a strong sense of community among the students. The January term is required and after 4 years the student has 12 credits- the equivalent of a semester, so it is very easy to graduate in 4 years.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Merriott offers a discount- $97 and is about a half mile away.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Lime Leaf Thai- very good.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Great outlet in nearby Gaffney- including a pottery Barn Outlet.