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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Wartburg has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Wartburg are given below.
|Address:||100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-0903|
How Do I Get Into Wartburg?
You can apply to Wartburg online at: www.wartburg.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Wartburg
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Wartburg?
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.
Can I Afford Wartburg College?
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
Of the 1,462 full-time undergraduates at Wartburg, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wartburg College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||55|
|Hispanic or Latino||71|
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
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.
*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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