B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Warren Wilson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
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
72%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1220
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
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
$23,617/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,897/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,635/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,979/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,894/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,477/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Laid back and accepting
    78%
  • Somewhat delusional
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Small, tight-knit and unique
    73%
  • Radiant, intense, surreal
    18%
  • Claustrophobic
    9%

After Warren Wilson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
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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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.
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Wilson is a very unique place that isn't for everyone, most people strongly advise one to visit before committing. That being said, I didn't visit and attending Wilson was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. The student body and faculty and staff is a community like no other. The triad gives you experiences you don't have elsewhere. If you don't have a strong sense of responsibility you can easily cultivate it here, very few make it out without some sense of responsibility. You have the chance to make the most out of any possible college experience. The area is very rich culturally and allows you to take your education in whatever direction you choose. The staff work with you to help you do exactly what you want to do.
The good: hiking trails, the work program, service, the river, my classes, vegan food, local food, downtown asheville is just a short drive away (if you have a car or a friend with a car), nice people, community is very accepting of all backgrounds and all identities. The bad: no community feel living in Sunderland, no shuttles or buses from campus to downtown or black mountain or even grocery store, some weekends there is not much going on party wise, no vegan pizza in Glad, expensive tuition, very small student body compared to most colleges.