We look for students who…
Ask too many questions.
Choose the unexpected path.
Are a little too into things.
These qualities draw attention, and make people wonder. Oddly, these are the qualities of the people that others ultimately follow. The insatiably, incurably, relentlessly curious. And these are the qualities we look for in our applicants.
Admission to Warren Wilson College is a selective process based on both the potential and academic qualifications of the applicant. All available information is considered, and we holistically review all materials submitted in your application.
Potential Warren Wilson College applicants will possess a high school diploma and successfully complete a college preparatory curriculum. The average high school GPA for admitted students is a 3.6, though students were admitted with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 4.0 depending on other qualifications.
We welcome students from traditional public and private high schools, and those with non-traditional high school experiences, including:
- homeschool students
- semester school students (for example, Conserve School, Chewonki, and others)
- students returning from a Gap Year experience
- Waldorf, expeditionary, and project-based learning schools
2017 Deadline Extensions
Due to the impact of natural disasters across the United States and Puerto Rico, the Early Decision and Early Application deadlines have been extended to December 1 and December 15 respectively. Applicants who submitted by the previous deadlines of Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 will not have their admission decision delayed and will be notified by the first week of December as originally planned.