Warren Wilson College (WWC)

Swannanoa, NC

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Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College Student Essentials

Warren Wilson College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Fighting Owls
Website: www.warren-wilson.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $27,740
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,740
Retention Rate: 69%
Enrollment: 1,063
Year Established: 1894

About WWC

Natural beauty and a distinctive curriculum that promotes community service and environmental awareness are what distinguish Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina.

With its naturally beautiful surroundings, it’s no surprise that Warren Wilson has a strong commitment to the environment, with a particular focus on “green” living.

Consequently, some of its most popular majors include Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Outdoor Leadership. There is also a major in Sustainable Business.

Additional academic majors include Creative Writing, History, Social Work and Theatre Arts.

Another of Warren Wilson’s unique features is its Triad program, which requires students in all majors to do a certain amount of community service as well as an on-campus work assignment. In keeping with the school’s mission, much of the work and community service is focused on caring for the environment and maintaining a “green” campus.

In addition to having a number of environmental groups, Warren Wilson has student theatre productions, a school newspaper and literary magazine, and religious and spiritual organizations.

In addition to the money that all students receive from participating in the school’s work program, the majority of eligible Warren Wilson students receive some form of financial aid.

Those seeking admission will need to submit an application, transcripts, recommendation letters, an essay and SAT scores.

WWC Map & Location

Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778


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Getting Around WWC

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

1/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Swannanoa, NC

Winter
Dec
50
27
Jan
48
24
Feb
51
27
Spring
Mar
58
32
Apr
67
40
May
74
49
Summer
Jun
81
57
Jul
84
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
77
53
Oct
68
42
Nov
59
33

WWC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 962
Freshman Class 214
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,063

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 3%
African American 3%
Caucasian 88%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 61%
Men 39%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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Warren Wilson College

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