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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Wartburg is excited to welcome prospective students to campus. We have established guidelines that make the safety of the Wartburg community a priority. We have a virtual visit that includes many of the same features, including a meeting with your admissions counselor, a faculty member, and a coach, music director, or co-curricular leader! For more information, see www.wartburg.edu/visit. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference
From Wartburg College

The liberal arts education you will receive at Wartburg allows you to not only gain the skills required from your chosen field of study, but also the critical thinking skills required to explore the ethics of decision-making and community engagement, effective communication, cultural competence, and collaboration.

Wartburg offers more than 50 academic majors in the liberal arts and in professional areas such as business administration, education, music, and journalism and communication. Our graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Students may also participate in a variety of interdisciplinary minors and programs that enrich the academic experience and prepare graduates for success.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1020-1160
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,599/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,213/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Biology at Wartburg

A degree in biology from Wartburg College is well-recognized around the nation. Wartburg’s medical school acceptance rate is extremely high (nearly twice the national average). Graduates applying to dentistry, optometry, podiatry, occupational therapy, nursing, medical technology, and chiropractic medicine programs have had similar acceptance rates.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,456Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
42
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Involved
    68%
  • Ready to learn and grow as an individual
    21%
  • Athletic
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Awesome!
    42%
  • Leadership and service
    42%
  • Proud
    16%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    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

    Wartburg College Reviews

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    I am attending there this fall. I love Wartburg because the staff knows me, even though I am not an official student. Whenever I have questions about the coming school year, the people I email respond almost immediately. The music department is wonderful and cares for its students. The art department has a lot of variety in classes and people involved. There are plenty of on-campus job opportunities, along with many places close to campus to work. I already have a job for this coming fall that I am extremely excited for!
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    Wartburg is located at a beautiful,warm community.The community here is amazing!Good school for people looking to have little to no distractions as it is very quiet.The faculty to student ratio is top as most professors really want to see you succeed.The school needs to work on how they care for international students and POC population as it could be better.Not much to do for recreation and fun times but in the nearby cities there are better options.I believe the sports at Wartburg are solid.As for feeding and housing, the food here is as you’d expect a small college to have.Just a few options but not much.The environment is safe and you rarely hear of crimes in the area.There is room for improvement in all areas but not a terrible institution.
    Since Wartburg doesn't really operate on semesters or trimesters, our shift to online learning occurred at a less than optimal time. This made it hard to transition online because professors were given very short notice to create their online curriculum and therefore all the students had to figure out what works best for their situation all during finals. It was also challenging because every professor decided did online learning differently so it was a little difficult to remember every exact thing each professor preferred.