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Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

Warren Wilson Admissions

Warren Wilson College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 84% of applicants get into Warren Wilson College each year. Out of 905 applications received in 2023, 760 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Warren Wilson College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 7/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Warren Wilson College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.

Warren Wilson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Warren Wilson College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
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 15
Regular Decision Yes 7 1 December 1

Want to Apply Early to Warren Wilson College?

Warren Wilson College 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 College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Warren Wilson College is 79%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 84%.

Warren Wilson College accepts roughly 92% of early action applicants and 84% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Warren Wilson College admitted 11 of the 14 students who applied early decision. Last year, Warren Wilson College admitted 366 of the 398 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Warren Wilson College Admissions

Transferring to Warren Wilson College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Warren Wilson College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Warren Wilson College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Warren Wilson College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Warren Wilson College 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Warren Wilson College Application Requirements

To apply to Warren Wilson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Warren Wilson College'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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Warren Wilson College?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Warren Wilson College 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 72% 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 19%
3.50 and 3.74 12%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 College 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 2017, 1% of Warren Wilson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

More Information on Transferring to Warren Wilson College

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Applicants should hear back by December 15.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Warren Wilson College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Warren Wilson College?

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

Does Warren Wilson College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Warren Wilson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Warren Wilson College?

❌ No, Warren Wilson College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Warren Wilson College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Warren Wilson College is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Warren Wilson College?

✅ Warren Wilson College's early decision acceptance rate was 79% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Warren Wilson College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Warren Wilson College was 92% 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 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Warren Wilson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Warren Wilson is Jul 1.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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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 3.55. 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.

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