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Wofford College

Wofford College is a private, small liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Established in 1854, the campus is home to more than 45 buildings spread across an area of 170 acres. Wofford is ranked among the America's Best Colleges by U. S. News and World Report (2008 issue). The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Wofford College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed as the Terriers. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The teams participate in sports including soccer, basketball, football, golf, and tennis. Wofford College also offers several types of financial aid to the needy students. Some of the notable alumni of the college include Tom Bolt, President of the American Counsel Association; Albert C. Outler, Theologian and Philosopher; and Jerry Richardson, Owner of the Carolina Panthers.

Profile of Wofford College

Wofford College can be found in Spartanburg, SC (a small city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Methodist school. Wofford College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Wofford College offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in science.

Wofford College Selectivity

Wofford College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 540 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 550 to 650, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at Wofford College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Wofford College are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 1, 363 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Wofford College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Wofford College student athletes compete in Southern Conference competitions.

Wofford College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Liberal Arts96political science, English, Spanish language, history, area studies, economics, sociology, French language, . . .
Science72biology, chemistry, physics, chemistry courses
Business and Management68managerial economics, finance, accounting, international business
Therapy and Counselling16psychology
Fine Arts9art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Education and Teaching0secondary teaching
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contacting Wofford College

Wofford College

429 N Church St

Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

General Phone: (864) 597-4000


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