Warren Wilson College - Bachelor's Degree

Warren Wilson College (WWC) is a private four-year liberal arts college near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Swannanoa Valley. Warren Wilson is the country’s only liberal arts college with a national student body and integrated work and service programs.

  • Average Tuition USD 47,260

School Description

Warren Wilson College went through many phases before becoming what it is today. Its property, situated along theSwannanoa River, was purchased in 1893 by the Women's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church, which was concerned that many Americans in isolated areas were not receiving a proper education and decided to establish church-supported schools in impoverished areas.

Bachelor Programs

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Art History

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Biology

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Education

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    English

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    English Composition

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    History

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Languages

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Mathematics

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Music

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Performing Arts

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    Philosophy

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Physics

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Political Science

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Psychology

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Religious Education

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Social Work

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, United States

    Sociology

    USD 31,980 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 159
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 412

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  • Minimum GPA 3.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1530
  • Minimum ACT 25

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    Established in 1894

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    It is known for its curriculum that combines academics, work, and service (called the Triad), which requires every student to complete a requisite course of study, work an on-campus job, and perform community service.

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          • Testimony
            1967-1970, BA, Economics, Psychology, Education

            I grew up in a family of twelve children in rural East Tennessee. I did not realize that the Appalachian poverty was holding back kids, like my siblings, who had great potential until I arrived at WWC. There I began to study at a level never before expected of me. I succeeded in the academics and best of all, learned just as much through the work program where life-long vocational skills were taught in a no nonsense manner. The small enrollment allowed me access to all faculty with tutoring, encouragement and a family atmosphere. At WWC I gained a strong foundation for life-long learning and an expectation that one gives back to the community to make it better for others. I still love Warren Wilson College. Go Owls!

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            1975-1979, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology/Social work

            Several things made the Warren Wilson College experience help change my life...first was the individual attention I received inside and outside the classroom, second the constant and new experiences I got a chance to be involved with as part of travel and the work study program, and last but not least was having such a fun loving diverse student population. People care at WWC and it changed my life by giving me the confidence and education I needed to be ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the world!

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            2009-2011, Outdoor Education

            The triad program (service learning, work program and academics) is dynamic and transformative, as are the small rural and natural campus and community, professors, students, small classrooms and course content. I owe WWC for significantly impacting my life in numerous positive ways and opening up opportunities to me that would not have been there without its education.