Warren Wilson College

At Warren Wilson, college is seriously different. Warren Wilson College has a long history of reinventing the traditional idea of a college education. Here, the boundaries between classroom, campus, and community are intentionally blurred to create an inspiring and invaluable educational experience. Warren Wilson is the only national liberal arts college that seamlessly integrates academics, work and service. In addition to taking engaging classes, students work 10 hours per week on one of more than 100 work crews that sustain the College as well as the surrounding natural environment including the Colleges farm, forest, and 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. You participate in a service-learning program that is nationally known for excellence. It is a point of pride the last year alone, Warren Wilsons 820 students committed over 52,000 hours of community service. The world is a better place thanks to you as a Warren Wilson student. When people talk about Warren Wilson College graduates they describe alumni as resilient leaders who collaborate and adapt, challenge and excel, create and care. Imagine yourself as a rebellious researcher focused on environmental issues, a poet whose prose inspires change and compassion, a fine woodworker bringing light to natures brilliance, or a demographic mapper pointing to new places and spaces. And these experiences wont be isolated in a classroom; they are encouraged all day, every day by faculty and staff mentors as well as community partners. If youre a writer, thought-provoking storytelling will be taught in creative writing classes and inspired during service projects at food banks and homeless shelters. There are so many possibilities here and abroad for impact. Youll love working, serving and learning alongside peers from varied backgrounds, experiences and cultures. When you graduate Warren Wilsons brand of a liberal arts education prepares you for a lifetime of success--as internationally deployed photojournalists, as entrepreneurs, as FBI agents, as environmental educators, as human rights lawyers. No matter what you choose to do, youll be able to rely upon innovative and creative ways of problem solving learned at Warren Wilson. And when we say you are grounded in something special at Warren Wilson College, we mean it quite literally. The College is one of the greenest in America as ranked by Sierra magazine and the Princeton Review. The food you eat in the dining halls comes from, in part, the 300-acre farm you and your friends manage and operate and local farms (some of which are owned by WWC graduates). The College complies with the American College and University Presidents Climate Change Commitment, and was the first college in the Southeast to commit to the Real Food Challenge. Sustainability and forwarding a global perspective are central to campus-wide efforts. In short, you do not come to Warren Wilson College to be consumers and the College does not treat higher education as a commodity. Join with faculty and staff in a exceptional learning community that prepares you to not only excel in the world of work but enables you to transform work into something wholly meaningful for yourself and others. After Warren Wilson, youll not only have a lifetime of a means to make a living, but a means to make a life that is happy and fulfilling. Graduates have the skills employers are seeking and the values that enable them to serve their community. When other colleges are just starting to focus on building partnerships and finding connections in all sectors of work and life, Warren Wilson is the model for how things should be done and we have a track record to prove it. At Warren Wilson College, we educate future innovators and problem solvers. Visit our 1,100-acre campus in a lovely valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains just east of Asheville, N.C., and learn more about who we are, who youll become and what a 21st century education really looks like.

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Private, Coed 1894 N/A Semester $52.1 million + PO Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815 (828) 771-2000
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42 100.0 North Carolina Asheville 630