Warren Wilson College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    $35,000—$40,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Arts and Humanities, Economics, Environmental Studies and Sustainability

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACS

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 6.5+

  • Social Media

Overview

Warren Wilson College is a vibrant, independent college with an innovative curriculum that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and experiential learning with community engagement and work experiences to prepare students for not only professional success, but also a life of meaning. Located on a 1,135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, the College consists of about 700 students in a learning community committed to sustainable practices, cross-cultural understanding, and the common good.

Academic Programs

At Warren Wilson College, curious is who we are. Our approach to education empowers students to think deeply, challenge themselves in their work, and act on a fierce commitment to their communities. With 20 majors, 24 concentrations, and 25 minors you can take your interest in any direction you want. 

Top 5 Majors 

  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology
  • Creative Writing
  • Psychology
  • Performing and Visual Arts

Work Program

One of the most unique aspects during your time at Warren Wilson is the ability to participate in our Work Program. We are one of seven work colleges in the nation and require all students to fulfill graduation requirements by working on one of our 85+ crews. Students work 10 hours per week and earn money toward their tuition. Our Work Program offers students opportunities to develop professional skills and land meaningful jobs out of college. 

Work Crew Types

  • Academic
  • Administrative and Office
  • Campus Programming
  • Craft
  • Facilities and Campus Support
  • Land Management 

Community Engagement

At Warren Wilson, we share your fierce obligation to serve your community. So we walk the talk. Community engagement isn’t optional at Warren Wilson. It’s required.

Here, all students participate in community engagement as a graduation requirement. As you meet our Community Engagement Commitment, you will think deeply about issues that you are passionate about and collaborate with others to take action.

Designated issue areas

  • The Environment
  • Food Security
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Race and Immigration
  • Youth and Education

Scholarships and Financial Aid

MERIT Based Awards

  • International Student Scholarship: varies on GPA, up to $14,500 awarded at time of application
  • Global Scholar Awards (students can receive one of the following)
    • Honor
    • Community Engagement and Leadership
    • Sustainability
  • Milepost One
    • This scholarship will cover full tuition and is open to admitted students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Separate application required. Deadline Feb 1, 2019

NEED Based Aid
Students are eligible for limited financial need based institutional grants. Students must submit the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application.

Admissions

Application Requirements

  • Application via the Common App
  • Certified or original copies of all secondary transcripts 
  • Demonstrated English Proficiency (if English is not first language). Students must meet ONE of the following ways to demonstrate English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL: 79
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • GTEC (in Japan only): 1180
    • 3 years or more in an English based curriculum
    • Exemptions available by written request to: intladmit@warren-wilson.edu
  • Letter of Recommendation (counselor or teacher)

Transfer international students: In addition to the above requirements, please also supply the following:

  • Certified or original copies of all college/university transcripts
  • Registrar Report Form from the Common App

Application Deadlines for the Fall 2019 Term
*Early Action: November 15
*Priority: January 15
Regular: April 15
Transfer: May 1
*Milepost One Scholarship eligibility suggested deadlines

International Student Support Services

  • Visa and Immigration Advising
  • International Student Orientation
  • ESL course offered every semester
  • Language Conversation Program
  • Individualized academic advising and academic tutors

 

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Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa NC 28778
P: +1.828.771.3057
Bachelor Degree
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Forestry
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Premedical
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Masters
  • Arts and Design
  • Creative Writing