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Chances of getting into Warren Wilson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.6%
Admission Difficulty for Warren Wilson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Warren Wilson and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #53 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,011 out of 1,195 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 48 percent. Warren Wilson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Warren Wilson SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1315
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 695
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1315
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Warren Wilson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1315 and Above Good >91%
1177 to 1315 Avg + 85%-91%
1040 to 1177 Avg - 77%-85%
903 to 1040 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 903 Low <66%
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Warren Wilson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 29
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?

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Warren Wilson College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >91%
25 to 29 Avg + 85%-91%
21 to 25 Avg - 77%-85%
17 to 21 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 17 Low <66%
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Warren Wilson GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 3.5 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 85% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Warren Wilson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 774 421 1,195
Accepted 670 341 1,011
Acceptance Rate 87% 81% 85%
Enrolled 152 83 235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does Warren Wilson College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Warren Wilson College?

85% 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 SAT score is required for Warren Wilson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1315. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is 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. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.