The Warren Wilson College land and property was purchased in 1893 by the Women’s Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church. They were concerned that many Americans in areas that were sort of insolated were not receiving a proper chance at education. The women established church supported schools in areas where there were no services to the public. Warren Wilson College is a private, liberal arts college located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, nearby to Asheville. The College offers strong academics with work for the school (15 hours per week) and service to the community (100 hours over four years) for a more involving, more meaningful education. About 1,000 (900 traditional undergraduates, 100 graduates in our low residency MFA). 90% live on campus.