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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Wartburg is an above-average private, Christian college located in Waverly, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,434 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wartburg acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 69% of students, Wartburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677

Wartburg College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
902-1070
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$22,416/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,716/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,739/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,396/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,676/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,183/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
97%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,434Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Involved
    65%
  • Ready to learn and grow as an individual
    24%
  • Athletic
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Awesome!
    44%
  • Leadership and service
    38%
  • Proud
    19%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Wartburg College Reviews

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Wartburg is defiantly worth it! I've met the best friends and people along the way. Everybody makes it feel like home and are so welcoming. There are tons of diversity people on campus and we are all involved in helping them fit in and having the best experience in the states as possible. The teachers are all understanding and want to be a parent influence when you're there since our parents aren't there to help us when it's needed. Overall the education programs are amazing and I can't wait for my Nursing program to start. The food is really good and they have different variety's of food. For example, I am vegetarian so they have vegetarian dishes available everyday 3 times a day. I love Wartburg and I'm glad I chose this school to help me with my education.
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The atmosphere at Wartburg College is beyond wonderful. From the moment that I stepped onto campus, I knew that Wartburg was going to be my future home away from home. Everyone is so bright and inviting. Many people come to a smaller college thinking that students must get bored being on campus all the time, but this is far from the truth. There are always events that are happening on campus. There are also many ways to get involved on campus including the many organizations that exist, the amazing music program, the all-around stellar sports program, work, and the list goes on and on. As far as academics goes, we have some very top-level programs on our campus. We have employers that will specifically seek out Wartburg graduates because they know that their education will have them prepared to do an outstanding job in the workforce. The professors know the name of every student in class and are advocates for the students' educations.
I really like the campus, the area, the programs academic or otherwise and the opportunity provided to be apart of a community in whatever way suits any individual. However I would like to see a little more involvement and direction given to students when it comes to the logistics of things. Advising in almost all areas could use major improvement, just telling someone to go figure it out for themselves isn't necessarily the best course of action, especially when it comes to the amount of money being spent to attend a school such as this. Whether it be advising on the academic front, or advising students on the financial front, I feel that some work could be done.