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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Warren Wilson is a private college located in Swannanoa Township, North Carolina in the Asheville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 579 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Warren Wilson acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Environmental Science, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, Warren Wilson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,500.
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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
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1280
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$29,477/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,414/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
579Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Laid back and accepting
    58%
  • Somewhat delusional
    25%
  • Accepting, Socially Conscious, and Intellectual
    8%
  • Completely delusional
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small, tight-knit and unique
    64%
  • Claustrophobic
    14%
  • Radiant, intense, surreal
    14%
  • horrible
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Very work based, community orientated college, and I'm very happy to have applied. Have good professors want to help, the community around the school is great, and the scenery around the college is breath-taking. A must come if interested in studies of natural science, writing, biology, and social sciences (etc.). School is not so big, but there is much to do and see. Great college!
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I know many people, including myself, who are transferring to different institutions next semester and the one thing we have all agreed upon the most is that we will miss the people we have met, but that is all.

The academics are lacking as they do seem to be at a college standard. The school favors some departments over others and it shows. In addition, the performing arts programs here will not provide you with a solid enough background in them because there are simply not enough resources.
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.