Private 4 Year

Warren Wilson Admission Requirements

Swannanoa, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Warren Wilson College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Warren Wilson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Warren Wilson and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Warren Wilson is 77%.  It ranks #29 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Warren Wilson College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 887 out of 1,146 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 43 percent on standardized admission tests. Warren Wilson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Warren Wilson application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Warren Wilson College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 28% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Warren Wilson SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

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 23
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Warren Wilson College is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Warren Wilson regularly accepts students who score 21 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 43 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 21-29.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

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%
25 to 29 Avg + 77%-86%
21 to 25 Avg - 64%-77%
17 to 21 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 17 Low <48%
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Warren Wilson GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Warren Wilson College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Warren Wilson. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Warren Wilson College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Warren Wilson accepts 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Warren Wilson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

66% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Warren Wilson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 708 420 1,146
Accepted 573 296 887
Acceptance Rate 81% 70% 77%
Enrolled 141 84 225
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Warren Wilson College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Warren Wilson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Warren Wilson College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Warren Wilson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199865 IPEDS survey data for Warren Wilson College.


Does Warren Wilson College prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Warren Wilson College?

77% 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.

What ACT score is required for Warren Wilson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.