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Warren Wilson Admission Requirements

Swannanoa, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Warren Wilson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.6%
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 86% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 867 out of 1,013 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 38 percent. Warren Wilson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% 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
1140-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1210

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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 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 4 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Warren Wilson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >91%
1210 to 1280 Avg + 86%-91%
1140 to 1210 Avg - 78%-86%
1070 to 1140 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 1070 Low <68%
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Warren Wilson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 41 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
28 and Above Good >92%
24 to 28 Avg + 86%-92%
21 to 24 Avg - 80%-86%
18 to 21 Reach 71%-80%
Less than 18 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. The school ranks #20 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. 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 86% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Warren Wilson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 662 351 1,013
Accepted 587 280 867
Acceptance Rate 89% 80% 86%
Enrolled 158 93 251
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 33% 29%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Warren Wilson. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Warren Wilson. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1280. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.