Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC 28778-2099


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 716
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 815 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Warren Wilson College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 948 applications and 777 students were granted admission. Warren Wilson College is at the #80 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Warren Wilson College's tuition was $33,260 for all students regardless of residency (24.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Warren Wilson College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 42% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,513 (which is 2.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Warren Wilson College in 2016-2017, was 115, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,836 (which is 18% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Warren Wilson College has enrolled a total of 716 students (710 students full-time and 6 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 716 students, 32 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and 650 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 66 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 72%

Hispanic: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Warren Wilson College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 19% 56
English Language And Literature/letters 14% 39
History 13% 36
Visual And Performing Arts 10% 30
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 16
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 4
Physical Sciences 1% 4
Psychology 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Warren Wilson College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Warren Wilson College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $17,400. Last year, out of the total 275 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 242 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 286 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 237 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $17,400 $27,000
Employment Rate 88% 83%
Total Graduates 275 286

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Warren Wilson College.

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30.5 mile away
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