#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Wofford College overview
Location Spartanburg, South Carolina
Online wofford.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Wofford College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Wofford College is a private liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, established in 1854. The campus, known for its historic buildings and traditional Southern architecture, spreads across a 170-acre area, featuring a mix of old-world charm with modern facilities. It is situated in the Upstate region, near the major city of Greenville. Wofford offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate programs, with noted strengths in fields such as biology, finance, and government. The institution operates on a semester-based academic calendar and has a reputation for being selective in its admissions process. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience, with a variety of housing options available for undergraduates. While Wofford College is not predominantly known for its athletics, it does participate in NCAA Division I as a member of the Southern Conference, with the Terriers as its mascot.

In the most recent statistical year 4,425 prospective students applied, and 2,663 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 507 enrolled in the school.  1,807 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 16 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,760 plus fees of $1,770. Wofford College is ranked 135 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Wofford College is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very High
Wofford College overview
SAT 1200/1353
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

Wofford College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wofford College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,770
Room and Board $14,920
Budget for Other Expenses$2,543
Total One Year Cost$70,193

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

79% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wofford College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Biology 17%
Foreign Languages 13%
Social Sciences 13%
English and Literature 8%

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