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Wartburg College Overview

Located in Waverly, Iowa, Wartburg College is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Waverly is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Wartburg College Known For?

316 Undergraduate Awards
$27,381 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Wartburg.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Wartburg with a bachelor's degree make about $45,400 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Wartburg student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Wartburg College Rankings

Wartburg is ranked #297 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wartburg.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wartburg has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#40 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#44 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Teaching Degree Search

Where Is Wartburg College?

Location of Wartburg College

Contact details for Wartburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Phone: 319-352-8200

How Do I Get Into Wartburg?

You can apply to Wartburg online at:

Admission Requirements for Wartburg

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wartburg?

77% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
Wartburg has an acceptance rate of 77%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Wartburg submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 563. Math scores were between 478 and 603.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wartburg College  ( 470 to 563 )

SAT Math Scores for Wartburg College  ( 478 to 603 )
Wartburg received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Wartburg College  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Wartburg College  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Wartburg College  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford Wartburg College?

$27,381 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wartburg is $27,381. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wartburg, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $8,211 a year. That adds up to $32,844 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wartburg is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wartburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,462 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,505 undergraduate students at Wartburg, with 1,462 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wartburg

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,462 full-time undergraduates at Wartburg, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wartburg

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wartburg College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wartburg Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 1,139
International Students 110
Other Races/Ethnicities 69

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Wartburg College. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 65 countries are represented at Wartburg. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Swaziland, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

Online Learning at Wartburg College

0 Took All Classes Online
22 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 22 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wartburg has changed over the last few years.


This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wartburg regardless of major.

Wartburg College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 63 63
General Biology 32 32
Teacher Education Subject Specific 22 22
Communication & Media Studies 20 20
Accounting 19 19
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18 18
General Psychology 17 17
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9 9
Engineering Science 9 9
General English Literature 9 9
Social Work 9 9
Mathematics 8 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 6 6
Computer Information Systems 6 6
Romance Languages 6 6
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 6 6
History 6 6
Religious Studies 6 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 5 5
Health & Physical Education 5 5
International Relations & National Security 5 5
Public Health 4 4
Sociology 4 4
Physics 3 3
Economics 3 3
Political Science & Government 3 3
Design & Applied Arts 3 3
Music 3 3
Natural Resources Conservation 2 2
Chemistry 2 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 1
Philosophy 1 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 1
Writing Studies 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0
TOTAL 316 316


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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