- 4 Year
- SPARTANBURG, SC
Wofford College Reviews
Rating 3.77 out of 5 363 reviews
I did not like how the whole campus was made too look perfect from the outside but the things that mattered like having our dinning hall finished being renovated so we could eat we’re not a priority. They don’t care about making their food edible, I’ve had raw chicken in multiple occasions. The title XI staff don’t actually understand the difference between sexual assault and sexual harassment, apparently for it to be sexual assault they have to rape you. Also they don’t punish the offender. They also are not very welcoming of lgbtq+ people and their community. My friends and I wanted to join the lgbtq terrors but the school didn’t provide adequate contact info for their group but did for the creative writhing club for example. They also don’t really understand pronouns for people who are gender fluid or non-bianary. All I have to say is this school is good academically and that’s it.
I liked it, but some teachers didn’t fully understand how to use zoom. Some older teachers had a lot of technical issues lol.
So far I am loving Wofford! One of my favorite qualities about the school is its southern charm. Everyone here is super friendly and easy to talk to. Since the school only has around 2k students, everyone knows or has at least heard of everyone making campus really feel like a community. The activities offered on campus this year have been really fun while also maintaining covid guidelines. Some of these include: free food truck Friday, ice skating and hot chocolate, trivia nights, and scavenger hunts. If there is one thing I could change about Wofford it would be the food options. Right now during covid they aren't offering a wide variety of food and often slack on providing fruit that isn't an apple or banana.
I've unfortunately had to take some courses online because of covid. Overall the teachers do a good job trying to teach their lesson however some time is wasted waiting for computers to load and switching back and forth between everyones faces and screen sharing. In the case that zoom stops working or the internet fails, most teachers record their lessons for you to watch later and always offer office hours.
I have absolutely loved Wofford. The professors are wonderful and truly care about you and the material they are teaching. Only downside is continual tuition increases.
During COVID, I have had several classes online. Many professors have opted to teach in person, though. Online has mostly been good, with zoom. But I have had some professors teach asynchronous which is frustrating.
Wofford is precisely what it advertises itself to be: a small school where everyone knows everyone and the students are encouraged to pursue anything they want to do as long as they are willing to use the resources at their disposal and put in the work. The professors are top notch: they care about the students' experiences, both inside the classroom and out. They are communicative, approachable, and available. The dorms are spacious and, compared to many others I have seen, clean. The grounds are immaculately landscaped. The food is thoughtfully prepared by kind food service employees who know the students by name. Interim is a good enough reason in and of itself to go - who wouldn't want the freedom to devote a month to studying golf or Jane Austen, visit a country with some friends, or create an independent study on basically anything? And the study abroad opportunity cannot be overlooked - it is the best possible way to be challenged, to learn, to fulfill potential. 10/10.
I only briefly had online courses through Zoom because of COVID-19, but the professors handled it well for having never done it before.
Wofford has been a wonderful home away from home! I have entered into a community at Wofford that has embraced me and treated me like family. Many of the facutly and staff, students and all other employees will help you out any way they can, support you and encourage you to be your best in and out of the classroom. Wofford has given me so many experiences and opportunities that I doubt I would have found anywhere else. No college will ever be perfect, but Wofford is definitely up there.
I believe that online schooling, especially an academically rigorous college such as Wofford, is not easy. The professors have really put a lot of hard work and effort into allowing students to have the same amount of learning that we would if we were in person, but that can be a lot with professors who never asked to be put in this position. It can be difficult getting the full experience that we would have in person, but I believe we are doing the best with what we have.
I am a current Junior at Wofford and I have loved my time here. The campus is beautiful and there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy your college experience be it study abroad, on campus job, athletics, greek life, or something entirely different. While college classes are difficult, Wofford pays for tutors and other resources to make their education accessible to all students.
The change to online was difficult at first because I lived in a different time zone than South Carolina but all my professors were really accommodating and did their best to be there and do whatever their students needed them to do.
Wofford College is a great place to get an education. The small class sizes allow students to actually make connections with professors. Also, the professors at Wofford really do want their students to succeed. I have never had a teacher not want to help me. The atmosphere of the school is overall pretty positive and you can always find new friends where ever you go on campus. The close-knit community is something special Wofford has that many other colleges don't.
Wofford is half online and half in person. Though confusing at first, I am now used to it and it is not so bad. The teachers are really understanding about internet problems.
Professors were flexible and understanding, and always made an attempt to make sure that students were still receiving the typical Wofford education through online!
Wofford provides students with a supportive community and the tools needed to be prepared for entering the "real world." Small class sizes provide opportunities to create strong relationships with professors and classmates, as well as a greater sense of responsibility and dedication to academics. The sense of community is unmatched.
Spring 2020 was my first spring in college, so while it was an adjustment to make, I only had the fall semester to compare it to. The professors went through the change with the students. They struggled with us, planned with us, and sympathized with us. Considering the circumstances, I think professors handled the change and altered their instruction methods to the best of their ability.
Wofford is a home away from home. You walk down the sidewalks and say hello/how are you to everyone in passing or at least send a smile their way. The sense of community is overwhelming. The professors get to know the students personally and make an effort to accommodate one's needs- something that is hard to find at a big, state school. Many renovations and additions have and are currently being made to improve the school's infrastructure.
Spring 2020 was like no other at all Colleges. Wofford was no different and with the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes were online for the 2nd half of the semester. This was a challenge, but through effort of the faculty, staff and students, we made online learning a success.
Wofford was the BEST choice for me and I am thrilled to be a student here. The atmosphere, student life and academics are like no other. I would not want to be anywhere else for my college experience.