Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, NC, USA
3.97 Average Rating

Warren Wilson College is a liberal arts school located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Warren Wilson has two free tuition programs for new students as well as the WWC Advantage Program for students on their way out who want to earn a graduate degree. Every student must participate in the on-campus work program as well as Community Engagement to be eligible for graduation. The campus features a working 110-acre farm that doubles as a classroom and laboratory, as well as a 600-acre forest, and, in addition to that, the central campus is a certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation and a designated National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
31%
Out-Of-State Students
67%
0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1120
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other November 1, 2019
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
661
Total Number of Undergrads
589
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
40%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,477
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$37,364
Out-of-State Tuition
$37,364
0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,414
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
32
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
More Campus Life Info

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Asheville
Raleigh
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,800
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
One very significant draw of the school for me was its small size (the student body rarely exceeds 900), which creates a sense of community for me; I almost always see friends when I walk between classes, and most of the freshman are housed in one building. Any student who lives on the campus has a job within the school, which helps students pay for the room and board costs, but also creates a more complicated balancing act between classwork, the work program, and daily life. The school, while verbally committed to social justice, has some ineffective practices in that regard (for example, a protest march that didn't leave campus), and I have heard from the students of color I have talked to that there are a lot of implicitly racist attitudes present among the (majority white) students and faculty (I am white too, and by no means above this).
Asher from Knoxville, TN
Warren Wilson has saved my life. It is at once the worse and best thing that could have ever happened to me in my life. This school has opened so many doors for me and I still have a year to go.
Quantisha from Swannanoa, NC

Similar Colleges