Warren Wilson College: Statistics

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#4199 of 14,131 In the World
#1194 of 2,597 In North America
#1121 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 65 In North Carolina
#2812 of 3,048 For Zoology
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Acceptance rate
77%
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$25,611 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
723
Graduates
80
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Warren Wilson College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Warren Wilson College has an acceptance rate of 77% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 77% 70% 81%
Applicants 1,146 420 708
Admissions 887 296 573
Freshmen enrolled full time 225 84 141

58 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

80 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
64 or 28%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Warren Wilson College are 24-30 (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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 595 (75%)
Hispanic 58 (7%)
Black or African American 44 (6%)
Two or more races 36 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 26 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 20 (3%)
Asian 16 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Warren Wilson College is $25,611 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$25,611/year
Average aid awarded
$28,389
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $24,894
$30-48K $20,579
$48-75K $22,656
$75-110K $23,415
$110K+ $32,445

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,500$20,950
Tuition in-state $37,500$20,950
Tuition out-of-state $37,500$20,950
Fee in-district $950$2,680
Fee in-state $950$2,680
Fee out-of-state $950$2,680

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 825
Combined charge for room and board $11,750

Warren Wilson College majors

Warren Wilson College has granted 103 bachelor's degrees across 17 programs and 35 master's across 2 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Warren Wilson College.

Major Bachelor Master
Creative Writing 8 26
Environmental Studies 27
Social Work 15
Art & Art Studies, General 9
Psychology, General 9
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 8
History, General 6
Sociology, General 6
International & Globalization Studies 5
Business Administration and Management, General 4
Social Sciences, Other 4
English Language and Literature, General 3
Conservation Biology 2
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2
Chemistry, General 1
Economics, General 1
Music, General 1
Philosophy 1
Grand Total 103 35

Warren Wilson College has a graduation rate of 39%, which is among the 23% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 39% 39% 39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%

Publications & Citations

Warren Wilson College has published 342 scientific papers with 3,479 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Political Science, Sociology, History, Law, and Philosophy.

Publications
342
Citations
3,479

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
253 / 1,972
Environmental Science
220 / 2,766
Biology
181 / 2,612
Ecology
145 / 2,337
Geography and Cartography
143 / 1,287
Political Science
142 / 1,208
Sociology
140 / 1,324
History
125 / 757
Law
124 / 1,188
Philosophy
118 / 1,084
Geology
109 / 1,216
Computer Science
98 / 1,252
Archaeology
93 / 677
Physics
90 / 992
Engineering
89 / 817
Psychology
84 / 1,250
Medicine
83 / 1,265
Paleontology
83 / 831
Chemistry
81 / 1,167
Botany
74 / 747
Art & Design
71 / 236
Zoology
59 / 624
Economics
58 / 1,063
Quantum and Particle physics
52 / 734
Genetics
51 / 477
Linguistics
46 / 621
Business
44 / 604
Biochemistry
43 / 375
Development Studies
41 / 867
Public Health
41 / 290
Organic Chemistry
40 / 676
Mathematics
38 / 498
Demography
35 / 246
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
34 / 407
Social Psychology
32 / 393
Education Majors
32 / 726
Materials Science
31 / 475
Neuroscience
30 / 870
Literature
28 / 40
Fashion Design
28 / 126

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 0
1991 2 0
1992 4 2
1993 4 0
1994 2 3
1995 0 5
1996 3 4
1997 5 5
1998 1 7
1999 4 2
2000 1 8
2001 4 14
2002 7 23
2003 3 30
2004 9 44
2005 5 41
2006 6 55
2007 4 87
2008 8 92
2009 7 91
2010 5 102
2011 11 104
2012 4 100
2013 13 151
2014 17 133
2015 22 144
2016 39 175
2017 17 199
2018 16 232
2019 10 262
2020 24 369
2021 50 469
2022 13 336
Academic rankings

Notable alumni

  1. James Franco

    James Franco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerwriterscreenwriterteacher
    Biography

    James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. He has starred in numerous films, including Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat Pray Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him, examples being Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

  2. David Weber

    David Weber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    science fiction authornovelistscience fiction writerfantasy authorscreenwriter
    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.

  3. Sara Benincasa

    Sara Benincasa
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    podcastercomediantelevision producerwriterblogger
    Biography

    Sara Benincasa is an American comedian and author.

  4. David Wroblewski

    David Wroblewski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

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

  5. Donaldas Kairys

    Donaldas Kairys
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

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

  6. Fran Wilde

    Fran Wilde
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    science fiction writer
    Biography

    Fran Wilde is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. Her debut novel, Updraft, was nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award, and won the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the 2016 Compton Crook Award. Her debut middle grade novel, Riverland, won the 2019 Andre Norton Award, was named an NPR Best Book of 2019 and was a Lodestar Finalist. Wilde is the first person to win two Andre Norton Awards for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Nature, Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, and elsewhere. Her fiction explores themes of social class, disability, disruptive technology, and empowerment against a backdrop of engineering and artisan culture.

  7. Dilruba Ahmed

    Dilruba Ahmed
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    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.

  8. 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 199
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

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