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Your chances of getting into Warren Wilson College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

84%
Admission Difficulty for Warren Wilson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Warren Wilson is 84%.  Its admission rate is the 47th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Warren Wilson and can you get accepted?

Warren Wilson College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 760 out of the 905 who applied were admitted.

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.

Can you get into Warren Wilson?

84% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Warren Wilson College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Warren Wilson GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.6

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Warren Wilson are to have around a 3.6 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

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 84% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Warren Wilson is 3.6 on the 4.0 scale. 27% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Warren Wilson is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Warren Wilson SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Warren Wilson College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 620
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Warren Wilson College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Warren Wilson ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-29 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

16%
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Warren Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 31
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Warren Wilson is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 29.  The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Warren Wilson College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Warren Wilson College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Warren Wilson for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 84% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 91% with a 29 ACT score.

Warren Wilson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >91%
25 to 29 Avg + 84%-91%
21 to 25 Avg - 73%-84%
17 to 21 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 17 Low <59%
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High School Class Rank

66% of Warren Wilson College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 25% are in the top quarter.

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

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Warren Wilson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 573 320 905
Accepted 484 264 760
Acceptance Rate 84% 82% 84%
Enrolled 105 80 192
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 30% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 3, 2024

Days left to Apply

38

Applicants have 38 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 3, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Warren Wilson College often consider these colleges

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?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Warren Wilson. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Warren Wilson College?

84% 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. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.