Warren Wilson College Rankings

Warren Wilson College logo
EduRank.org best universities badge
Rank Ranking
#4032 of 14,131 In the World
#1147 of 2,597 In North America
#1073 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 65 In North Carolina

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
85%
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$25,718 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
625
Graduates
78
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Warren Wilson College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 85% 79% 88%
Applicants 1,273 464 805
Admissions 1,080 368 710
Freshmen enrolled full time 194 60 133

405 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

90 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
7 or 4%
submitted SAT

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
91 or 47%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Warren Wilson College are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 538 (77%)
Black or African American 42 (6%)
Hispanic 40 (6%)
Two or more races 28 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 18 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (2%)
Asian 14 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,718/year
Average aid awarded
$26,803
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,623
$30-48K $23,317
$48-75K $22,525
$75-110K $26,363
$110K+ $33,253

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,500$20,675
Tuition in-state $37,500$20,675
Tuition out-of-state $37,500$20,675
Fee in-district $850$2,680
Fee in-state $850$2,680
Fee out-of-state $850$2,680

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 828
Combined charge for room and board $11,750

Warren Wilson College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Creative Writing 4 25
Environmental Studies 21
Psychology, General 19
Sociology, General 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 9
History, General 9
Social Work 8
Visual and Performing Arts, General 8
Biochemistry 5
Conservation Biology 5
Mathematics and Computer Science 4
English Language and Literature, General 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Social Sciences, Other 3
Chemistry, General 1
Music, General 1
Philosophy 1
Grand Total 114 25
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 42% 44% 40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 57%

Publications & Citations

Publications
229
Citations
3,375

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
99 / 856
Environmental Science
60 / 1,495
Ecology
40 / 1,079
Biology
39 / 300
Psychology
23 / 577
Sociology
23 / 97
Physics
23 / 284
Art & Design
21 / 23
History
20 / 14
Geography and Cartography
19 / 562
Political Science
19 / 34
Engineering
17 / 246
Economics
17 / 93
Demography
16 / 89
Chemistry
16 / 253
Materials Science
15 / 246
Zoology
14 / 140
Medicine
12 / 311
Business
11 / 129
Botany
11 / 94
Political Economy
10 / 0
Gender Studies
8 / 14
Computer Science
8 / 108
Education Majors
8 / 3
Aesthetics
7 / 7
Development Studies
7 / 93
Philosophy
7 / 1
Classics and Ancient History
6 / 2
Human Rights Law
6 / 0
Archaeology
6 / 33
Environmental Management
5 / 308
Sexology
5 / 328
Social Psychology
5 / 285
Law
5 / 4
Evolutionary Biology
4 / 32
Management
4 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
4 / 102
Art History
4 / 0
Creative Writing
3 / 1
Data Science
3 / 29

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 2 2
1993 2 0
1994 2 3
1995 1 5
1996 3 12
1997 3 11
1998 0 23
1999 4 11
2000 2 24
2001 3 29
2002 5 42
2003 3 44
2004 6 89
2005 6 70
2006 5 106
2007 6 150
2008 6 163
2009 7 169
2010 4 161
2011 9 178
2012 2 195
2013 12 239
2014 15 231
2015 25 241
2016 35 250
2017 14 288
2018 14 312
2019 9 344
2020 26 458
2021 38 519

Notable alumni

  1. David Weber

    David Weber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    novelistscience fiction authorwriterscreenwriterfantasy author
    Biography

    David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He has written several science-fiction and fantasy books series, the best known of which is the Honor Harrington science-fiction series. His first novel, which he worked on with Steve White, sold in 1989 to Baen Books. Baen remains Weber's major publisher.

  2. David Wroblewski

    David Wroblewski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    David Wroblewski is an American novelist whose first novel was The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

  3. Donaldas Kairys

    Donaldas Kairys
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Donaldas Kairys is a Lithuanian professional basketball coach and former player.

  4. Dilruba Ahmed

    Dilruba Ahmed
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Dilruba Ahmed is an American writer, educator, and poet of Bangladeshi descent. Her work was selected by Major Jackson for The Best American Poetry 2019.

  5. Matthew Olzmann

    Matthew Olzmann
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Matthew Olzmann is a poet, author, and essayist.

General info

Alternative names WWC
Warren Wilson
Founded 1894
Motto We're not for everyone... but then, maybe you're not everyone
Colors green, white
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 190
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, North Carolina, 28778-2099
United States
City population 5,000
Phone 8287712000
Fax +1 (828) 298 1440

Warren Wilson College in Social Media