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Warren Wilson Admissions

If you want to apply to Warren Wilson, the regular decision application deadline is July 3 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.

Applying Early to Warren Wilson?

Warren Wilson College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Warren Wilson will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Warren Wilson is 94%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 85%. Warren Wilson accepts about 94% of early action applicants* and 85% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year,, Warren Wilson admitted 16 of the 17 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Warren Wilson admitted 396 of the 423 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Warren Wilson?

Warren Wilson is amoderately difficult school to get into. Warren Wilson evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Warren Wilson accepted 85% of all applicants., around 1,130 of the 1,332 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Warren Wilson, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Warren Wilson Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Warren Wilson

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Warren Wilson 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Warren Wilson must submit the following items. Double check with Warren Wilson's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Common Application, Common Application School Report Form
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Warren Wilson?

Students admitted to Warren Wilson have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Warren Wilson 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Warren Wilson College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 41%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 2%
Warren Wilson does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Warren Wilson is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 4% of Warren Wilson's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Warren Wilson?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Warren Wilson students scored 420 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Warren Wilson students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Warren Wilson?

To be most competitive at Warren Wilson, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Warren Wilson's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Warren Wilson students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to Warren Wilson College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Warren Wilson.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Warren Wilson during the following terms: Fall Term

Warren Wilson Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Warren Wilson?

Students who are admitted to Warren Wilson must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Warren Wilson accept transfer credits?

Warren Wilson accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Warren Wilson accepts:

CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit

Does Warren Wilson accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Warren Wilson accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Warren Wilson?

No, Warren Wilson is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Warren Wilson's acceptance rate?

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What is the early decision acceptance rate at Warren Wilson?

Warren Wilson's early decision acceptance rate was 94% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Warren Wilson?

The early action acceptance rate at Warren Wilson was 94% in 2021.

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Warren Wilson Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

85%

How hard is it to get into Warren Wilson? Warren Wilson is a somewhat selective institution. The Warren Wilson acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.

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Warren Wilson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Warren Wilson is Jul 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Warren Wilson is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Warren Wilson ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Warren Wilson is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Warren Wilson. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Warren Wilson SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

420 - 420

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Reading SAT Range

620 - 660

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Warren Wilson GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Warren Wilson, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

703

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,400

Out-of-State

$38,400

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 3
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