Campus Housing

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Swannanoa, NC
Undergrads
845
Tuition
$27,740
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: small campus so everything and everyone is very close together. Since we all work and live here, we keep it clean as a community because we know our peers have to clean after us if we dont.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: each dorm has its own perks and its own downfalls. One place you may have lots of space but you still have to share a bathroom with eight other people, while in another dorm you may share a bathroom with a bathtub with four people but the room space can feel a little cramped at times. Some dorms create spaces that allow lots of social interactions, while others have created a more individual setting. The rooms are all pretty similar to one another its the people who occupy them that create the atmospheres. The dorms are across a bridge from the dining, library and most work crew meeting sights and as inconvenient as it sounds it is nice to have a physical separation from work and home. Also it is not that far of a walk even though it may seem like it on a cold, blistering day in the winter.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Even though freshman housing isn't the best, overall living on campus at Wilson is alright. Almost everyone lives here (95%) so it is easy to hang out with upperclassmen on the weekends and get around easily.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms are not very good do to their small size and coed bathrooms. the upperclass dorms are a lot better since they are bigger and there's a bathroom

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the freshman dorms at Warren Wilson College are really run down. However, the upper class dorms are in very good shape with the exception of Dorland which is infamous for being really littered. However, all dorms are very close to the other side of campus where all the academic buildings are located. There are so many different dorms that it is mind boggling.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 461st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 852nd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 882nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1287th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Michelle Metzler
Hometown
Columbia, SC
Major
History
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Because so many of the dorms are small and unique, there is a lot of freedom to try some out and find the one that fits your style. Some students fall in love with a roommate and a room and stay there for years, but most tend to float around and try out new halls and roommates for the sake of variety. All buildings have a full kitchen, at least one common room with cable hookup, residence life staff, and laundry machines. Favored dorms are really based on personal preference—some students prefer quiet, others like a little rowdiness—and there are both coed and gender-specific options. However, EcoDorm is always a favorite for its green options and stunning construction.

Freshman halls are conveniently located on Central Campus. Sunderland and Vining get a lot of negative attention, but mostly because many other dorms are so beautiful and enticing that it can be difficult to wait to live there. In 2009, the top floor of Sunderland was turned into living-learning communities, which promote community by placing the fifteen students of a first-year seminar into housing together. The students were very happy with the arrangement and recommended that more be formed, so those are in the works for the future.
 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
817
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
13
Best Dorms
  • EcoDorm
  • Sutton Hall
  • Village Apartments
Worst Dorms
Sunderland Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Internet connection
  • Phone jack
  • Utilities
Also Available
Theme suites are also available in Schafer, Shepard, and the Village.
Available for Rent
There are no appliances available for rent, but it's easy to find minifridges and microwaves in the Free Store on campus, and all dorms have a full kitchen with community storage and appliances.
Did You Know?
  • The EcoDorm at Warren Wilson College is helping to save the earth in many ways. Awnings over the windows are actually solar panels that turn heat from the sun into electricity to power appliances and heating. Rain water that runs off the roof is collected in an underground cistern-a recycled railroad tank-and reused to flush toilets and irrigate the grounds. Wood for the interior trim and siding is either recycled or grown on campus, which means no trucks were polluting the air while delivering it from miles away. The EcoDorm is surrounded by a permaculture garden maintained by students.
  • All dorms except Sunderland allow small, quiet caged pets.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

ANTC (Asheville Normal Teacher's College)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 33
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: ANTC is on Ballfield-Hillside and designed for education majors. It has a deck with a view, and the rooms have bunkable beds, linoleum tiles, and windows that open.
Ballfield A
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 40
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Ballfield-Hillside. Ballfield A's rooms have windows that open, bunkable beds, and a bike room. The third floor of Ballfield A (as well as its sister dorms, Korevec, EcoDorm, and Wellness) allows room for student-built lofts.
Dorland Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 90
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Dorland is located in Sage Circle, "over the hill" and across the bridge from main campus. It consists of suites of two rooms connecting to a shared bathroom. In the basement of Dorland is the "geek cave," with computers wired for Internet gaming.
EcoDorm
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 36
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Ballfield-Hillside. EcoDorm is one of two LEED Gold certified buildings on campus, and the only dorm classified as such. It boasts tons of eco-friendly amenities.
Korevec Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 40
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Korevec is virtually identical to Ballfield A, except that is a designated quiet dorm.
Sage Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 29
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Sage Circle. Sage is the closest WWC gets to a fraternity house. The only male-designated dorm on campus, Sage offers a lounge with a pool table and a deer head above the fireplace. Sage Café is in the basement.
Schafer (A, B, C)
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 90
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites of doubles
Special Features: Located on Sage Circle. Schafer suites are set up with four double rooms opening into a shared common room and bathrooms. Each building has four suites and a larger community space and kitchen.
Shepard Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 16
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Sage Circle, Shepard is the smallest residence hall at Wilson, and generally is a themed house.
Stephenson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 29
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Sage Circle. Stephensen is virtually identical to Sage but designated all-female. Empower, the gender and sexuality resource center that offers programming and resources around issues of gender identity, gender equity, and sexuality, is in the basement of Stephenson.
Sunderland Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 134
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Sunderland is the largest dorm on campus and is in the heart of campus, close to most important facilities. The MFA Program, the Writing Center, the Swannanoa Gathering, and some writing and composition professors have offices in the basement. The top floor of Sunderland is designated as living-learning communities, where students live with others in their first-year seminar. The second and third floors are coed by room and the first is coed by hall.
Sutton Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 35
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Ballfield-Hillside, Sutton is identical to ANTC, and also offers a deck with a view, as well as a bike room.
Vining Complex (A, B, C)
Floors: 2 each
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, except Vining A, which is women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Small doubles
Special Features: Located in Central Campus, Vining consists of three separate structures-A is all women, B is coed by floor, and C houses the RD apartment, the kitchen, and a large common space.
Wellness
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 42
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located on Ballfield-Hillside. Wellness is entirely substance-free: no alcohol or tobacco is allowed in the building. Otherwise, it is identical to Korevec and Ballfield A.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Village (A and B)
Floors: 2 each
Number of Units: 80 residents
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: The Village apartments consist of four to six residents per unit, with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms with bathtubs, and a lounge area. These units are often theme or affinity suites. Past themes have included the Buddhist living suite, the athletic suite, and the Spanish-speaking suite.

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