Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-903
Tel: (319)352-8200
Private not-for-profit | 1,747 students
Wartburg College is a nationally recognized selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

School Overview:

Wartburg College
CountyBremer County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
129 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,747 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,673 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
74 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
93%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$32,740$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$32,740$24,744
 
Tuition28220
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-543450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)470-595460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)418-540440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2718-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Wartburg enrolls approximately 1,800 students from throughout the United States and more than 40 other countries. More than a third of firstyear students rank in the upper 10 percent of their high school class. The academic environment is characterized by small classes and strong personal support.
  • Wartburg offers more than 50 academic majors in the liberal arts and in professional areas such as business administration, education, music, and communication arts. Our graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools.
  • The Wartburg social work program is the oldest undergraduate social work program in Iowa. Wartburg is the only Iowa private college that offers a major in music therapy.
  • Wartburg is one of of only 34 colleges profiled as a college of distinction in the central U.S. region. Wartburg ranks among the nation's top 20 comprehensive colleges on the basis of academic reputation in U.S. News & World Report's edition of America's Best Colleges. Peterson's Top Colleges for Science lists Wartburg among 200 top colleges for four-year programs in biological, geological, mathematical, and physical sciences.
  • Wartburg’s location in Waverly, Iowa, offers the safety and convenience of a small town, enhanced by the advantages of a nearby metropolitan area. Waverly, a community of nearly 10,000, is recognized statewide for its progressive businesses and industries.
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Wartburg College
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