We look for students who…
Ask too many questions.
Choose the unexpected path.
Are a little too into things.
These qualities draw attention, and they make people wonder. Oddly, these are the qualities of the people whom others ultimately follow. The insatiably, incurably, relentlessly curious. And these are the qualities we look for in our applicants.
At Warren Wilson College, we holistically review the materials in your application and consider all available information. Admission decisions are based on both your potential and your academic qualifications.
Potential Warren Wilson College applicants will possess a high school diploma and successfully complete a college preparatory curriculum. The average high school Grade Point Average (GPA) for admitted students is 3.6, though we have admitted students with GPAs ranging from 2.5 to 4.0, depending on their 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