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For the eighth time since 2005, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has chosen Warren Wilson College as one of the nation’s 20 “Best Buys” among private colleges and universities.
According to the 2014 guide, schools “qualify as Best Buys based on the quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance” –- or as the book also puts it, “outstanding academics with relatively modest prices.” With tuition and fees of under $30,000 for the 2013-14 academic year, Warren Wilson is rated as “inexpensive” in relation to other private colleges and universities in the selective guide. Students also receive a credit of nearly $3,500 per academic year for their participation in the campus work program.
In its narrative on the college, the Fiske guide notes, “Success at Warren Wilson is measured not only by grades, but by community service and a sense of stewardship…. Roots in the culture of Appalachia combine with a strong international and environmental orientation to give Warren Wilson its unique flavor.”
In addition to giving the college high marks for its academics, affordability and social life, the Fiske guide gives Warren Wilson the highest possible rating for its overall quality of life for undergraduate students.