Wartburg College Rankings

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#4037 of 14,131 In the World
#1148 of 2,597 In North America
#1074 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 39 In Iowa State

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
72%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$23,248 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
1,562
Graduates
1
Male:Female Ratio
46:54
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Wartburg College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 68% 75%
Applicants 4,795 2,132 2,663
Admissions 3,439 1,453 1,986
Freshmen enrolled full time 469 236 233

979 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

56 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
71 or 16%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wartburg College are 970-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
376 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Wartburg College are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1233 (79%)
Nonresident Alien 107 (7%)
Hispanic 74 (5%)
Black or African American 69 (4%)
Two or more races 47 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 15 (1%)
Asian 12 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,248/year
Average aid awarded
$32,289
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,368
$30-48K $17,063
$48-75K $22,677
$75-110K $24,153
$110K+ $26,082

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $43,500$22,500
Tuition in-state $43,500$22,500
Tuition out-of-state $43,500$22,500
Fee in-district $2,180$2,180
Fee in-state $2,180$2,180
Fee out-of-state $2,180$2,180

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,409
Combined charge for room and board $9,592
Room charge $5,492
Meal charge $4,100

Wartburg College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business & Commerce, General 49
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 38
Neuroscience 22
Elementary Education and Teaching 17
Music Teacher Education 15
Biochemistry 13
Accounting 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Mass Communication & Media Studies 11
Music Therapy & Therapist 11
Psychology, General 10
Engineering Science 9
Social Work 9
History, General 8
Religion & Religious Studies 8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 8
Chemistry, General 6
Commercial and Advertising Art 6
Economics, General 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
International Relations and Affairs 4
Mathematics, General 4
Public Health, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
English Language and Literature, General 3
Environmental Science 3
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Physics, General 3
Political Science and Government, General 3
Sociology, General 3
Actuarial Science 2
History Teacher Education 2
German Language and Literature 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 1
Grand Total 317
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 68% 61% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
231
Citations
3,481

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
68 / 719
Psychology
48 / 1,015
Business
28 / 97
Mathematics
26 / 445
Physics
26 / 1,410
Computer Science
24 / 257
Medicine
19 / 96
Economics
19 / 93
Art & Design
18 / 60
Social Psychology
18 / 463
Sociology
18 / 202
Math Teachers
17 / 389
Biology
17 / 280
Political Science
15 / 123
Environmental Science
14 / 158
Engineering
13 / 305
Astrophysics and Astronomy
12 / 751
Atomic and Molecular physics
9 / 388
Health Science
9 / 41
History
9 / 9
Ecology
8 / 108
Education Majors
8 / 37
Cognitive Science
7 / 43
Creative Writing
6 / 5
Early Childhood Education
6 / 327
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
6 / 23
Finance
6 / 8
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
6 / 10
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
6 / 42
Public Policy / Administration
6 / 15
Special Education
6 / 327
Chemistry
6 / 277
Management
5 / 12
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
5 / 33
Literature
4 / 0
Child Psychology
4 / 45
Multimedia
4 / 28
Management Information Systems
4 / 33
Materials Science
4 / 231

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 42
1992 1 41
1993 1 43
1994 2 32
1995 0 44
1996 2 45
1997 2 33
1998 0 30
1999 0 19
2000 5 28
2001 1 20
2002 4 20
2003 7 54
2004 12 36
2005 7 66
2006 7 78
2007 5 86
2008 7 78
2009 11 88
2010 18 109
2011 18 134
2012 11 176
2013 13 250
2014 14 230
2015 12 268
2016 9 345
2017 7 299
2018 8 267
2019 9 359
2020 15 407
2021 8 331

Notable alumni

  1. Matt Entz

    Matt Entz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    American football coachathlete
    Biography

    Matthew John Entz is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at North Dakota State University. Entz took over from the departing Chris Klieman after Klieman led the 2018 North Dakota State Bison football team to the program's seventh NCAA Division I Football Championship in eight seasons. Entz was the defensive coordinator for the Bison from 2014 until his promotion following the 2018 season.

  2. Tom Latham

    Tom Latham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Studied in 1966-1967
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Paul Latham is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative for Iowa from 1995 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. On December 17, 2013, Latham announced he would not seek reelection next term, becoming the third member of the U.S. House to announce his retirement on the same day (along with Frank Wolf from Virginia and Jim Matheson from Utah).

  3. Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu

    Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in business administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu is a Tanzanian politician, former member of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi and former Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism. He has represented the Singida North constituency in the National Assembly since 2000. He is currently a member of Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the ruling party in Tanzania.

  4. Kevin McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kevin M. McCarthy is an American Democratic legislator who served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 until 2013 and, for his last two years there, was the House Minority Leader. McCarthy was born, raised, and resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his B.A. from Wartburg College and his J.D. from Drake University.

  5. Alvin B. Koeneman

    Alvin B. Koeneman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2018 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Biography

    Alvin Berthold Koeneman was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from June 1988 to August 1991.

  6. Ro Foege

    Ro Foege
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in social work
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Romaine Henry "Ro" Foege was the Iowa State Representative from the 29th District, representing portions of Linn and Johnson Counties. He was in the Iowa House of Representatives 1996 to 2008. Foege was Director, Iowa Department on Aging 2010-2011.

  7. Betty Grundberg

    Betty Grundberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Betty Grundberg is an American politician in the state of Iowa.

General info

Founded 1852
Motto Wartburg Worth It
Colors orange, black
Academic Calendar Four-One-Four
Total FTE staff 336
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, Iowa, 50677-0903
United States
City population 10,000
Phone 3193528200

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