Warren Wilson College

701 Warren Wilson Rd, Asheville, United States
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Overview of Warren Wilson College

About this school

Warren Wilson is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1894 as a boys' school, it became a two-year college in 1942 and a four-year college in 1965. Its 1,100-acre campus is located in Asheville, in the Swannanoa Valley region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All students are required to work on campus.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:753
    • Men:299 Men (39.7%)
    • Women:454 Women (60.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Warren Wilson College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 9000
City, State, Zip
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Phone
(828) 771-2073
Fax
(828) 298-1440
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Common Application, Common Application School Report Form required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 809 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 549 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 260 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
222 (33%) of 678 admitted students enrolled
Women
142 (31%) of 458 admitted students enrolled
Men
80 (36%) of 220 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,244 (70.85%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,660 (21.43%)
  • Other Expenses: - $850 (1.71%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,990 (6.01%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Warren Wilson College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002979
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
149 (80.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
133 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
133 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
48 (36.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$30,095
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 133 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,639
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 133 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,323
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 20 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
47 (25.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,994

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
512 (79.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
464 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
464 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
152 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$30,450
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 463 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,864
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 464 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,595
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 33 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
157 (24.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,088

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,740
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


63

Part-Time Faculty


40

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Warren Wilson College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (19)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Natural resources/environmental science, English, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Environmental resources with Duke University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Writing

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    87,236

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    1,135 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    24.8 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
    Rain
    126 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    5 mile(s) from campus in Asheville
    Nearest Train Station
    65 mile(s) from campus in Greenville, S.C.

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing

    Students of College Housing


    88% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    12%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    -
    Mascot
    Great Horned Owl
    School Colors
    Blue and forest green

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    fencing, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Warren Wilson College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, food not bombs, club sports: paddling, cycling, cyclocross, timbersports, multicultural student organizations: engage, whola, peace, social and environmental justice groups, student religious groups: christian, jewish, buddhist, quaker, pagan, and unitarian universalist

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    741

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    753
    Women
    454
    Men
    299

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.1% Asian
    • 4.4% Black/African-American
    • 8.7% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 77.5% White
    • 4.0% Unknown

    International Students


    2.1%

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    59

    Student Resources

    Study resources