Warren Wilson College

Also known as Warren Wilson, WWC

701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC

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Warren Wilson/WWC is a nonprofit private university that has a large number of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Swannanoa, North Carolina, in a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains a Presbyterian Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school.

WWC enrollment is considered small compared to many public universities around the country.  With around one thousand enrolled students, WWC offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and ease of access to professors.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Psychology
  • History

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students admitted to Warren Wilson College earn an SAT score within the range of 1540 - 1880, or an ACT score in a range of 22 - 28. This school has an admissions rate of about 93% of which only 25% chose to attend.  Detailed admissions information WWC can be gathered by calling the school or by simply requesting information from this portal.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $29,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Students attending Warren Wilson/WWC may qualify for aid which is typically grants and loans.

Warren Wilson/WWC participates in athletic programs through the NAIA's Independent Southeast Region in Cross Country or Track & Field.

Students should visit the Warren Wilson College website to get a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Warren Wilson, WWC accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Warren Wilson College is around 810 students, where graduate students make up roughly 24% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $32,000-$38,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,300 to $1,600 per unit
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $12,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$20,274
Receiving Student Loans60%$5,498
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Warren Wilson College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Warren Wilson, WWC has an overall graduation rate which is close to 51%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years40%
Graduating in 5 Years11%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Warren Wilson, WWC is a Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Other Sports
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Warren Wilson College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Warren Wilson College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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