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Warren Wilson College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jan 10 2005
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
Warren Wilson is truly a unique school. It is, though a work college, which many students don't realize until they are here. I personally love the work program. Some of the jobs only exist so every student will have one, but many of the jobs are educational and beneficial for life in the real world. Students do everything such as recycling and solid waste management, electrical upkeep of the campus, building maintenance, and even plumbing. There is also a farm on campus where students feed the pigs, plow the fields, and move the cows. It is true that many people come to Warren Wilson without realizing the work commitment they have made. I think the school should do a better job of explaining to prospective students the work that is expected.

Another aspect of the 'triad' is service. Students are expected to do 100 hours of community service in 4 years. It is a joke. Students do not take this seriously and 100 hours is nothing. In my first year alone i completed 86 hours and I could have easliy done more. Instead of making students want to do service, the school just makes you do service to graduate. i have talked to so many seniors that have said something like

man I have to do like 50 hours of service to graduate, this sucks.
and that's not how it should be, people should truly want to do service.

Academics have been interesting and I have enjoyed them. One thing I have been extremely dissapointed in is the art department. This area is extremely underfunded and only has two full time professers. It is rediculous. The photography program is lacking seriously. It is almost impossible to even get into a photo class until you are a junior unless you are an advanced student, in which case you will be done with all of the photo classes offered in one year. The science dept. is fantastic here, but art is at the bottom.

My overall experience at Warren Wilson has been great. The people that I have become close to are people I will cherish for life. They are real and fantastic people. I think this is a great school for some things, but a frustrating one for others. I have decided to leave this school, because I want to learn more about art, but I do not regret going here, it is an awesome environment. I am only leaving because of the lack of classes in the art dept., if that area were stronger, I would stay. Oh, and the rumor about everyone smoking pot is pretty true, but it isn't true that if you aren't into that you should stay away. You'll find people like you here.

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