Warren Wilson College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Warren Wilson College's slogan is apt: "We're not for everyone...but then, maybe you're not everyone." Located on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina, Warren Wilson is one of the few remaining work colleges in the country. All students must complete a "triad" of requirements: courses in the liberal arts and sciences, participation in a campus work program and community service. The campus includes a 300-acre farm, 650 acres of forest and 25 miles of hiking trails. Warren Wilson College wins high marks for both its value and its environmental efforts. Not suprisingly, environmental studies is the most popular major.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1002
Total Grad Students: 78
Undergraduate Students: 924
Faculty: 66

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 38%
Percent Female: 62%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa North Carolina 28778


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 660
Math 490 590
Writing 510 630

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 93%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -93%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 920

Other Expenses: 3494

Room and Board: 8213

Tuition and Fees: 26675

Total Cost: 39302

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4998

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 82%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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