The Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Sierra Magazine ranks 162 US colleges in its 4th annual "Coolest School" contest, and Black Mountain's own Warren Wilson College came in at #14 on this year's list. This represents a four slot rise for the school as they appeared last year at #18.
The magazine ranks the colleges based on each college's responses to an 11 page questionnaire. Topics surveyed include energy supply, efficiency, food, and academics plus other categories. Warren Wilson, which the article says gets one third of its food from farms within 500 miles of campus including from its own six-acre organic garden, scored 81.8 out of 100. The number one school, Green Mountain College of Vermont, scored an 86.8.
Warren Wilson College boasts that "We are not for everyone..." and offers a unique triad approach to education: academics, work, and service. The accredited, four-year, private liberal arts college was founded in 1894 with a philosophy of sustainability. With this latest ranking, it seems that that philosophy has remained with the school for more than 100 years.
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