United States, North Carolina

Established in 1894, Warren Wilson College is a private liberal arts college. They offer 21 majors, more than 25 concentrations, and 27 minors that connect with work and community engagement experiences to help the students discover their passion. The students work on crews earning money toward tuition as the college believes that students learn, build confidence, and find their calling. The programs range from fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, special advising areas, and graduate programs. They are a tight-knit community with a 10-1 student-faculty ratio. The campus is also surrounded by mountains, forests, and farms.  

Campus Life

A new academic building, Myron Boon Hall, constructed on the site. It has six classrooms of varying sizes, and larger meeting spaces similar to the existing campus. 90% of the students and the faculty members live on campus. They offer sixteen residence halls providing a range of distinctive features. Student work crews grow and harvest the crops and animals that feed the campus as well as the local community. The award winning 300-acre farm and garden produce pasture-raised beef, pork, and poultry; organically-raised vegetables and herbs, as well as an apple orchard and mushroom patch, all run by students.  

Noted Alumni

Among the notable alumni, Emil Amos, musician; Sara Benincasa, comedian; Tony Earley, writer; James Franco, actor; Van Jordan, poet; and many other talents.   

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