Warren Wilson College receives high rank for service program

Here’s the press release from Warren Wilson College:

Warren Wilson College has been ranked second among 246 national liberal arts colleges in a major service category in Washington Monthly’s 2014 “A Different Kind of College Ranking.”

The magazine’s latest rankings place Warren Wilson second in “Service staff, courses and financial aid support.” The college is eighth in “Community service participation and hours served.”

Each academic year, Warren Wilson’s undergraduate student body of about 800 typically logs 50,000 hours or more of service to community. Many of those hours are integrated into students’ academic coursework.

Warren Wilson is 33rd in Washington Monthly’s overall rankings of national liberal arts colleges. According to the magazine, its overall rankings rate schools “based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).”

Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School, Warren Wilson College is the country’s only liberal arts college with a national student body and integrated work and service programs.

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