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Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Warren Wilson Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Warren Wilson, the regular decision application deadline is July 3 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Warren Wilson for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by December 1.

Warren Wilson Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Warren Wilson's admissions stats.

Warren Wilson 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
Waitlist No

Warren Wilson College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Warren Wilson College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 1
Regular Decision Yes July 15 December 1

Applying Early to Warren Wilson?

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

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. 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 roughly 94% of early action applicants and 85% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Warren Wilson admitted 16 of the 17 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Warren Wilson admitted 396 of the 423 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Warren Wilson College Admissions

How To Get Into Warren Wilson College

Getting into Warren Wilson is moderately difficult. 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 students, around 1,130 from 1,332 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Warren Wilson College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Warren Wilson

Warren Wilson has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Warren Wilson Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Warren Wilson

Wondering what factors are considered by Warren Wilson during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Volunteer Work Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Warren Wilson for more information on admission factors.

Warren Wilson 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Warren Wilson, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Other Requirements Common Application, Common Application School Report Form
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Warren Wilson?

Students admitted to Warren Wilson have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Warren Wilson considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Warren Wilson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 27%
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%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Warren Wilson directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Warren Wilson considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Warren Wilson has a test optional admissions policy. 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 is 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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Warren Wilson.

Does Warren Wilson accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Warren Wilson?

❌ No, Warren Wilson is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Warren Wilson's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Warren Wilson is 85%.

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


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.


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


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


21 to 29


21 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 420


Reading SAT Range

620 - 660

Warren Wilson GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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