Warren Wilson College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Warren Wilson College
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Warren Wilson College Description:

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 surprisingly, environmental studies is the most popular major.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 716 (650 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,970
  • Books: $850 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,250
  • Other Expenses: $3,990
  • Total Cost: $49,060

Warren Wilson College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,547
    • Loans: $6,085

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, History, Psychology, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 36%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Warren Wilson College Mission Statement:

find the complete mission statement here.

"The Mission of Warren Wilson College is to provide an education combining liberal arts study, work, and service with a strong commitment to environmental responsibility and experiential opportunities for international and cross-cultural understanding in a setting that promotes wisdom, spiritual growth, and contribution to the common good."

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