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Reviews 295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are mice in Sage.

We have a mold problem.

Pipes burst and ruin everything at least once a year.

Dirty.

Costs too much.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not exist on campus. If you even say "Greek life" people will attack you with why Greek life is awful.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletes are treated very "other" since they do not fit into the main population of hippies.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is a world of its own. You forget that the outside world does not take kindly to women with hair armpits, gender neutral pronouns, trans/gay/non binary agendas, and saving the earth. The farm is amazing. A lot of students drop out because they cannot handle the triad. The staff is ok. Professors seem to care a lot. Everything is disorganized. Everyone is too sensitive. It feels like you're walking on eggshells all the time. It's a unique place, and I would not want to be anywhere else. It just is a little awkward sometimes because I'm not a hippie....the school is trying to advertise like we are not some hippie commune...but we totally are. Don't buy that fake PR bull.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties happen close to and during weekends, and they're really fun. If you aren't into them though, they're easy to avoid.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are a big thing if you want to be part of that, and you can completely miss them if you don't.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Honestly, a lot of people who come here think that because we require 15 hours of work a week and 25 hours of service a year, that it's like a summer camp and academics are not so big. It's a college. Academics here are still the most important part of the triad. They are rigorous and challenging, and you will find yourself cramming for deadlines and exams like everyone else. The professors are kind and considerate, but they don't take bs. Be prepared to give it your all, because that's what college is supposed to demand of you.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: In regards to gender diversity, women are a majority here. The campus is very accepting of trans and non-binary individuals. Same goes for sexual orientation: my partner and I walk around campus every day and not once since I came to this school have I heard an anti-gay remark. Admittedly, we have an issue with racial diversity but the administration put it as a top priority. Hopefully we'll see results soon.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Honestly, it's very easy to avoid drugs here. The culture here doesn't promote peer pressure and if you say you're not into it, people will respect you just the same. You won't see empty beer bottles on the lawn or anything like that. Also, there are literally hundreds of acres here, if folks need to smoke anywhere, they'll do it away from residential spaces.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As a male, I can only speak to my own experiences. I've never felt unsafe on campus. I walk around campus at 2am and feel completely safe. Public Safety is very kind and relaxed. They don't unwarrantedly stop students or search them. In regards to sexual assault, the school takes it VERY seriously. Every incoming student must go through a consent education session.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The college really does a lot in terms of employment. Every year the career development program gives out $2,000 stipends for students to have summer internships. They help you find internships, prep you for your interviews, and review your resumes and cover letters. They also make sure that you secure a job before graduating.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great if you live in freshman housing (Sunderland) because you're right next to the humanities building where classes are and you have Owl's Nest on the ground floor. Same with Sage, you have Sage Cafe on their ground floor. Many of the buildings are suite style, which is great once you have an established friend group and can move in together. Many of the bathrooms are brand new and really nice, and there are new filtered water stations everywhere.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: For a small school, the gym is pretty big and nice. There's a weight room, a new cardio room, and a court. There's variety in machines and it's never too crowded or intimidating. They're open pretty late, too, which is great. It's not overrun by "dude bros" so it's a very inviting atmosphere.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Warren Wilson is an amazing place. They trust their students like the adults they are. Public safety is kind, they're lenient and understanding, and students have a great deal of overall freedom. The administration often comes to student meetings to discuss accomplishments, changes, and challenges that the college is having. They try to be as transparent as they can. Classes are nice and small, though I wish there was a greater variety within them and more departments. Teachers know your name and reach out to you if they are concerned. It is a pretty tight knit community.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: WWC is literally on 1200 acres of forest and farm land- no ones here but us!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ive done extremely well academically here but socially there are some issues- its definitely a utopia and hardly anyone is in touch with the real world. professors are great though and the service and work programs are the whole reason I am here

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Theres hardly any ability for legitimate internships unless it counts as work time

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love how close to everything I am- literally in the middle of campus

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the farm and the unique student body but it can be boring

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is a small campus, and public safety is always nearby

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am planning on transferring because I don't find this school to overall be anything more than mediocre. It works well with some people's personalities, but not mine. I have had a couple of insightful professors who I have learned quite a bit from, but also have had the opposite experience with some professors. In my opinion, there are not enough courses offered (being a small school), and students often don't get what they want out of a class. This is a very particular school that is good for a lot of people who feel they fit in nowhere else; however, it is a sometimes uncomfortable environment for those who want a more normal college experience or who want more out of the academics. Nobody goes to (and stays at) WWC because they're normal - which is fine, but also leads to many people dropping out or transferring.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know enough about this to answer

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A lot of the buildings seem to have problems with mold or have various things broken in them

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Very little school spirit. Facilities are small but work alright for such a small school

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Warren Wilson is a wonderfully unique college. It tends to be described as something more than a college—students are not attracted here exclusively for the academic program, or even the work and service components. It is an experience more than an education, and what students learn here goes beyond any of their expectations. Because of this special “other” aspect, Wilson can’t be described properly in words, especially in the same categories as other schools.

When students visit, they tend to feel either an overwhelming attraction or a sincere repulsion, and we understand and respect both reactions. When it is right for someone to be here, they find a way to be here and help our community become as supportive and joyous as it can be. It certainly is not the right college for everyone, but the people who become Warren Wilson students hold this special place close to our hearts our entire lives, and are always thankful for the lessons learned and the people met in our little corner of Appalachia.

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