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Tuition

$30,360

$30,360

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 685
Declined + 266
Total Received 951
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Environmental Studies
  2. Global Studies
  3. Biology
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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 924
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)

852

undergraduate students

72

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
36%
500-599
28%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
49%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
18%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
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 to the east of Asheville (population 83,393). Served by air and bus; other airport and train serve Greenville, SC (60 miles). School operates transportation to Asheville.

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
21%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
36%
500-599
28%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
49%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
18%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 31
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 685
Declined + 266
Total Received 951

Admissions Contact

Dawn Medley
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Financial Aid
P: 800 934-3536
F: 828 298-1440
admit@warren-wilson.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,150
Room & board $8,796
Additional fees $390
Books & supplies $820
Total $39,156
Average Financial Aid - $23,653
Total with Avg. Aid $15,503

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,653

Average financial aid

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
canoe and kayak
cross-country
cycling
soccer
swimming

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
Sustainable Business
Theatre/English
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Undergraduate

92%

852
students

Female
62%
524

Male
38%
328

Graduate

8%

72
students

Female
71%
51

Male
29%
21

undergraduateFull-time

99%

845
students

Female
62%
519

Male
38%
326

undergraduatePart-time

1%

7
students

Female
72%
5

Male
28%
2

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: October 1

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 service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Special housing
  • Tutors