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Tuition & Fees

$32,560

$32,560

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 844
Declined + 332
Total Received 1,176
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Environmental Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Global Studies
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School Facts

Warren Wilson College is a private, liberal arts college offering a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and master of fine arts in writing. Its 1,140-acre campus is located in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Founded in 1894 as a boys' school, it became a two-year college in 1942 and a four-year college in 1965.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 886
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5886
ACT 3170

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

824

undergraduate students

62

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
35%
500-599
39%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Swannanoa, NC

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Swannanoa, NC

1,140-acre campus east of Asheville (population 87,236). Served by air and bus; other airport and train serve Greenville, SC (60 miles). Public transportation serves Asheville and nearby areas.

Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
35%
500-599
39%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
24%
24-29
50%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
55%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 844
Declined + 332
Total Received 1,176

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Janelle Holmboe
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 934-3536
F: 828 298-1440
admit@warren-wilson.edu

Cost

Tuition $31,980
Room & board $9,900
Additional fees $580
Books & supplies $850
Total $43,310
Average Financial Aid - $28,482
Total with Avg. Aid $14,828

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,482

Average financial aid

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
canoe and kayak
cross-country
cycling
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
ultimate Frisbee
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
United States Collegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Fighting Owls
School colors
green, blue, and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Creative Writing
English
Environmental Studies
Global Studies
History/Political Science
Integrative Studies
Mathematics
Modern Language
Outdoor Leadership
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology/Anthropology
Theatre/English
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Undergraduate

93%

824
students

Female
62%
507

Male
38%
317

Graduate

7%

62
students

Female
68%
42

Male
32%
20

undergraduateFull-time

99%

817
students

Female
62%
505

Male
38%
312

undergraduatePart-time

1%

7
students

Female
29%
2

Male
71%
5

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
France
Japan
Nepal
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sharon Lytle
Senior Associate Director of Admission
828 771-2075
slytle@warren-wilson.edu

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