Private 4 Year

Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, North Carolina

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Warren Wilson College overview
Location Swannanoa, North Carolina
Online warren-wilson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Warren Wilson College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Warren Wilson College, located in the Swannanoa Valley of North Carolina, near the city of Asheville, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1894. Known for its scenic 1,135-acre campus that includes a working farm and forest, it offers a unique blend of academics, work, and community engagement, with a focus on environmental sustainability and social justice. The college maintains an open curriculum with popular majors in Environmental Studies, Creative Writing, and Social Work. Warren Wilson College operates under a moderate level of application selectivity. Residential life is a key component of the student experience, with the majority of students living on campus in a mix of dormitories and houses. Academic programs emphasize interdisciplinary learning and experiential components, woven into the fabric of the institution's Triad education model.

In the most recent statistical year 905 prospective students applied, and 760 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 192 enrolled in the school.  774 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 19 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,500 plus fees of $950.












Warren Wilson is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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ACT 21/29
GPA 3.6

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jul 3, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Warren Wilson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$850
Other Fees$950
Room and Board $12,050
Budget for Other Expenses$2,250
Total One Year Cost$53,600

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$30,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Warren Wilson College students
Subject Percent of Class
Natural Resources Conservation 28%
English and Literature 15%
Social Sciences 11%
General Studies 9%
Biology 7%

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