Warren Wilson College

297 reviews
  1. Swannanoa, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Warren Wilson College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Warren Wilson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,617/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,897/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,635/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,979/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,894/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,477/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Laid back and accepting
    75%
  • Somewhat delusional
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Small, tight-knit and unique
    70%
  • Radiant, intense, surreal
    20%
  • Claustrophobic
    10%

After Warren Wilson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

297 reviews
  • Excellent
    41
  • Very Good
    104
  • Average
    116
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    21
Wilson is a very unique place that isn't for everyone, most people strongly advise one to visit before committing. That being said, I didn't visit and attending Wilson was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. The student body and faculty and staff is a community like no other. The triad gives you experiences you don't have elsewhere. If you don't have a strong sense of responsibility you can easily cultivate it here, very few make it out without some sense of responsibility. You have the chance to make the most out of any possible college experience. The area is very rich culturally and allows you to take your education in whatever direction you choose. The staff work with you to help you do exactly what you want to do.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
The good: hiking trails, the work program, service, the river, my classes, vegan food, local food, downtown asheville is just a short drive away (if you have a car or a friend with a car), nice people, community is very accepting of all backgrounds and all identities. The bad: no community feel living in Sunderland, no shuttles or buses from campus to downtown or black mountain or even grocery store, some weekends there is not much going on party wise, no vegan pizza in Glad, expensive tuition, very small student body compared to most colleges.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Wilson is a pretty special place. Everyone here knows you and you're not a number. There's open dialogue between students, faculty, and staff. They're all happy to help with anything you have an issue with, from tutoring and courses to just making friends and feeling supported. The campus itself is beautiful. We're in a valley so whichever way you look there are gorgeous mountains, and we own hundreds of acres of them so they're completely available to hike, sunbathe, explore, etc. The school has pretty lenient policies. Lots of students have pets (I have two rats). Larger pets like dogs and cats must be either emotional support animals (which you need a medical note for) or service animals. The public safety officers here are pretty chill too. They don't stop students for no reason, they don't search students, and they don't violate anyone's civil liberties. As far as safety goes, I haven't for a moment felt unsafe on campus. That said, I'm also a male so I can't speak to how safe women feel. The school takes sexual assault EXTREMELY seriously though and every incoming student must go through a consent education session. It's a safe place for queer and trans students here, too. My partner and I met on campus and have always felt supported here. I haven't once heard any anti-gay remarks since I first came here so that's really incredible. The school prides itself in its efforts to be an inclusive community.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago