Living in Wooster


About Wooster

Wooster, Ohio is located about 90 miles (roughly 1.5 hour drive) north of Columbus. Wooster, a rural community with a population of about 27,000, is home to two college campuses, including The Ohio State University Wooster Campus and the College of Wooster. In 2018, Wooster was named one of Money's best places to live, partially due to it's historic downtown and role as an agricultural center. Hosting a variety of festivals, food options, and cultural events, Wooster is also home to the Wayne Center for the Arts, which holds numerous performances throughout the year. There are also many fun things to do in and around Wooster - from visiting one of the many parks in town, to traveling to one of the many nearby cities such as Akron or Canton.


For students located in Wooster, Wooster Transit provides a shuttle to various locations in town. You can ride one way for $2, or $5 for an all day pass. For further trips, GoBus provides transportation to Columbus and other locations across Ohio (including Akron, Cleveland, and Mansfield). Tickets are required for riding the GoBus.

There is also graduate student ride-share option available for students who need to travel to Columbus for courses. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information on the Wooster car pool website.


Helpful links

View Wooster Transit schedule

Main Street Wooster

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