Warren Wilson College (Warren Wilson/WWC)

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Warren Wilson/WWC can be found in Swannanoa, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Warren Wilson/WWC has only about 790 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1040 (25th percentile) - 1315 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 21 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into Warren Wilson/WWC. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Warren Wilson/WWC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.57. Warren Wilson/WWC sends acceptance letters to around 80% of students applying. Of those that are admitted, around 23% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .warren-wilson.edu.

Overall Warren Wilson/WWC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Warren Wilson College was reported as 84.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,200 college applications submitted to Warren Wilson/WWC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Warren Wilson/WWC ACT Scores: 21 - 29
  • Warren Wilson/WWC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Warren Wilson College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Warren Wilson/WWC is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Warren Wilson/WWC has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.0%
  • 2017-2018: 79.4%
  • 2018-2019: 85.6%
  • 2019-2020: 84.6%
  • Projected Warren Wilson/WWC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.8%

How Does Warren Wilson/WWC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Warren Wilson/WWC is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Warren Wilson/WWC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 695
Math500 - 620
Total Score1040 - 1315
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math18 - 29
Composite Score21 - 29
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