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Tuition & Fees

$31,672

$31,672

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 845
Declined + 369
Total Received 1,214
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1  :  10

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 893
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)

830

undergraduate students

63

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
39%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
29%
12-17
2%
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 85,712). 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
22%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
39%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
61%
18-23
29%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
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

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 845
Declined + 369
Total Received 1,214

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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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 $30,462
Room & board $9,280
Additional fees $390
Books & supplies $820
Total $40,952
Average Financial Aid - $23,653
Total with Avg. Aid $17,299

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,653

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,268,800
State $463,455
Institutional $7,021,498
Other external $321,951
Total $9,075,704

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $1,000
Institutional $771,030
Other external $177,427
Total $949,457

Varsity Sports

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

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%

830
students

Female
61%
510

Male
39%
320

Graduate

7%

63
students

Female
78%
49

Male
22%
14

undergraduateFull-time

99%

824
students

Female
62%
508

Male
38%
316

undergraduatePart-time

1%

6
students

Female
34%
2

Male
66%
4

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
4%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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 Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
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 14
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Ethiopia
Jamaica
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

Iman Khree-Johnson
Admission Counselor
828 771-2023
ikhree-johnson@warren-wilson.edu

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