B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Warren Wilson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Warren Wilson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
988-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Warren Wilson College

Cost

Net Price
$24,419/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,736/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,032/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,391/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,725/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,020/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
741Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Laid back and accepting
    64%
  • Somewhat delusional
    27%
  • Accepting, Socially Conscious, and Intellectual
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Small, tight-knit and unique
    69%
  • Claustrophobic
    15%
  • Radiant, intense, surreal
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Warren Wilson College Reviews

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Warren Wilson College is a unique, intellectual, and rigorous institution. WWC goes above and beyond to make the college experience one that is well-rounded and immersive. As a current senior, I find myself a more prepared undergrad because of WWC's work and service program. Going into a job/internship/grad school interview with a four year background in work and service definitely differentiates you from other applicants and shows that as a student and professional you value a well-rounded and challenging experience. WWC provides space and support for anyone to flourish. The institution provides various outlets in academics, work, and service for students to find their niche. The community is very egalitarian, liberal, and intellectual. The professors are top-notch, many of them embody social justice ideals and it shows in the classroom. As a student in the humanities, I am continuously challenged to hone perspectives that are globally, ethically, and social justice conscious.
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Not a lot of diversity, there are males, non-binary, & trans folk, but the student body is mostly comprised of female identifying people. & there is not a lot of POC on campus.
No real communication between administration, faculty, and students.
Campus is beautiful.
Inaccessible to people who are in a wheelchair or using crutches.
Food isn't as good as they make it out to be but it's relatively better than other schools.
There are some amazing teachers, then there are some teachers who don't talk about intersectionality when it matters.
Dorms are kinda gross(moldy), there definitely needs to be some renovations.
Wilson is an amazing college. It's on a beautiful campus, the academics can be quite rigorous, and the social atmosphere is lovely. I came here because this is a place where you can work one on one with the head of a department and get your work published as a sophomore. At other colleges, publishing is for the grad students and professors, and any help you put into their research and work, you won't get the credit. Here at Wilson, you do. Last year, Wilson helped me score an internship at the United Nations doing work on human rights and next semester they're letting me be a research assistant. I'm super excited. But you have to want this stuff. You have to want to put the work in and be engaged and ambitious.