Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College was founded as the Asheville Farm School in 1894. It merged with the Dorland-Bell School and became the Warren H. Wilson Vocational Junior College and Associated School in 1942. WWC is a part of the Work Colleges Consortium, and is located in Ashville, North Carolina.

Warren Wilson College awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Fine Arts degrees in the fields of art, business, economics, English, creative writing, global studies, history and political science, psychology, and religious studies, among others.

Warren Wilson College sponsors soccer, basketball, swimming, cross country, and mountain biking teams. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the teams are known as the Owls.

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Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa , NC 28778-2099
General Phone: (828) 771-2000

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Warren Wilson College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts110women's studies, Spanish language, English, creative writing, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, ...
Conservation and Resource Management40environmental studies
Science18biology, chemistry
Art Studies16visual and performing arts
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Family and Social Work4social work
Mathematics4mathematics and computer science
Education and Teaching4education, elementary school teaching
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Warren Wilson College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17722
Master's degree321

Warren Wilson College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Warren Wilson College had a total enrollment of 946 students (937 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 93%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 39%
20-21 34%
22-24 14%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina16%
South Carolina6%
(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Jersey2%
New Hampshire2%
New Mexico1%
Rhode Island1%

Warren Wilson College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Warren Wilson College Room and Board (2007)

Warren Wilson College offers campus housing for 790 of its 937 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Warren Wilson College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540660
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing520630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Warren Wilson College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,666
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,666
Room and board $ 7,116
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,018

Financial Aid:
Warren Wilson College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 297900)

Warren Wilson College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3927

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year39$57,00027$53,343
All faculty totalcalendar year39$57,00027$53,343

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Warren Wilson College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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