Warren Wilson Admission RequirementsSwannanoa, North Carolina
Chances of getting into Warren Wilson College
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Warren Wilson ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT41%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
81% of Warren Wilson College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||33%||29%|
Applications were DueJan 31, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 31, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Warren Wilson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.