Oberlin College, the College of Wooster, Kenyon College, Baldwin Wallace College and Marietta College are some good colleges within an hour's drive of Wooster, Ohio. Some universities near Wooster are Kent State University, Malone University and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.
Oberlin College is No. 23 in U.S. News & World Reports' 2016 National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings. The small, private college is known for its world-class music conservatory and its emphasis on social progressiveness.
Kenyon College ranks No. 25 in the National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings. The college offers strong programs in English, drama and the sciences. It publishes "The Kenyon Review," a literary magazine that has included early works of writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Maya Angelou and Robert Penn Warren.
The College of Wooster is No. 61 in the National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings. It is considered the top non-university college in the country for undergraduate research. Each student completes an in-depth research or creative project as part of the bachelor's degree.