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Warren Wilson Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Warren Wilson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Warren Wilson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Warren Wilson and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate. Last year, 796 out of 1,003 applicants were admitted making Warren Wilson College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Warren Wilson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Warren Wilson SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1280

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Warren Wilson College?

Warren Wilson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Warren Wilson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >86%
1280 to 1350 Avg + 79%-86%
1210 to 1280 Avg - 69%-79%
1140 to 1210 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 1140 Low <57%
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Warren Wilson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Warren Wilson?

Admission data indicates that Warren Wilson regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Warren Wilson College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Warren Wilson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
27 to 29 Avg + 79%-86%
25 to 27 Avg - 69%-79%
23 to 25 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 23 Low <57%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Warren Wilson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Warren Wilson College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Warren Wilson accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Warren Wilson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 9% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 26% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

81% of Warren Wilson College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Warren Wilson College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Warren Wilson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 703 300 1,003
Accepted 578 218 796
Acceptance Rate 82% 73% 79%
Enrolled 108 38 146
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 17% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 31, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Warren Wilson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Warren Wilson College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Warren Wilson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199865 IPEDS survey data for Warren Wilson College.