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Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Warren Wilson

Warren Wilson College Overview

Warren Wilson College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Asheville, North Carolina. Warren Wilson was founded in 1894 and the school enrolls around 703 students a year, which includes 625 undergrads. Warren Wilson ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 3, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by December 1.

Student Activities at Warren Wilson

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Warren Wilson's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Warren Wilson students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Warren Wilson does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Warren Wilson has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Warren Wilson on the Student Life page.

2022 Warren Wilson Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 94%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $37,500
Percent of Need Met 84%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,095

Is Warren Wilson a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Warren Wilson offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 85% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,332 applications received in 2022, 1,130 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Warren Wilson

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 57% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Warren Wilsonreturn for their sophomore year. Around 42% of students who started at Warren Wilson earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Warren Wilson Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Warren Wilson directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Warren Wilson's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Warren Wilson's endowment was valued at $51 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Warren Wilson spends about $11,360 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Warren Wilson

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Warren Wilson meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Warren Wilson full-time are awarded $30,095 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,740 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Warren Wilson.

Based on this information, does Warren Wilson seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Warren Wilson a good school for you?

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Where is Warren Wilson College Located?

Warren Wilson is located in the suburban setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the suburbs of Asheville and North Carolina.

If you would like to see Warren Wilson for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Asheville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Asheville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Warren Wilson and Asheville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 9000 Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Campus Setting: Suburban

Warren Wilson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Warren Wilson is Jul 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Warren Wilson is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Warren Wilson ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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29 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Warren Wilson is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Warren Wilson. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Warren Wilson SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 420


Reading SAT Range

620 - 660

Warren Wilson Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Warren Wilson is like? There are approximately 703 students enrolled at Warren Wilson, including 625 undergraduate students and 78 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from NC and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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