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Details for Warren Wilson College


Warren Wilson College logoWarren Wilson College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Swannanoa, North Carolina near Asheville. Warren Wilson is one of the few colleges in the United States that requires on-campus students to work for the institution in order to graduate.

Read more about Warren Wilson College in these articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.50
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1490-1860
ACT Score: 23-28
6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
Acceptance Rate: 93%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 906
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $30,200.00
Out of State Tuition: $30,200.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $22,629.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 9.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 14.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Warren Wilson College:

A Refreshing Commencement Season: This year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 17, 2010)

Jumping on the Climate Change Bandwagon: Higher education leaders across N.C. sign a  pledge. (October 17, 2007)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)