Wartburg College: Statistics

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#4091 of 14,131 In the World
#1164 of 2,597 In North America
#1091 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 39 In Iowa State
#988 of 2,248 For Classics and Ancient History
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Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
83%
Average SAT
1086
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$23,022 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
1,516
Graduates
25
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Wartburg College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Wartburg College has an acceptance rate of 83% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 83% 82% 83%
Applicants 4,024 1,678 2,346
Admissions 3,330 1,381 1,949
Freshmen enrolled full time 413 210 203

355 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

18 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
32 or 8%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 973
or below

75% of them
had 1198
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wartburg College are 973-1198 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
202 or 49%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Wartburg College are 20-26 (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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1239 (80%)
Nonresident Alien 94 (6%)
Hispanic 66 (4%)
Black or African American 63 (4%)
Two or more races 42 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 23 (1%)
Asian 10 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Wartburg College is $23,022 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$23,022/year
Average aid awarded
$34,498
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,460
$30-48K $17,521
$48-75K $20,206
$75-110K $23,790
$110K+ $25,952

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $45,200$21,850
Tuition in-state $45,200$21,850
Tuition out-of-state $45,200$21,850
Fee in-district $2,300$600
Fee in-state $2,300$600
Fee out-of-state $2,300$600

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,409
Combined charge for room and board $9,990
Room charge $5,730
Meal charge $4,260

Wartburg College majors

Wartburg College has granted 260 bachelor's degrees across 35 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Wartburg College.

Major Bachelor
Business & Commerce, General 51
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 25
Elementary Education and Teaching 21
Mass Communication & Media Studies 17
Neuroscience 13
Social Work 12
Engineering Science 10
Music Teacher Education 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 9
Psychology, General 9
Public Health, General 8
Accounting 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
Sociology, General 7
Biochemistry 6
Music Therapy & Therapist 6
History, General 4
Mathematics, General 4
Music Performance, General 4
Actuarial Science 3
International Relations and Affairs 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Political Science and Government, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Chemistry, General 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 2
Economics, General 2
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 2
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 1
Environmental Science 1
History Teacher Education 1
Music, General 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 1
Grand Total 260

Wartburg College has a graduation rate of 70%, which is among the 24% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 70% 68% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%

Publications & Citations

Wartburg College has published 544 scientific papers with 4,058 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, History, Political Science, Environmental Science, Law, Computer Science, Sociology, Physics, and Biology.

Publications
544
Citations
4,058

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
423 / 2,082
Philosophy
255 / 1,149
History
236 / 693
Political Science
185 / 1,074
Environmental Science
169 / 1,234
Law
162 / 1,000
Computer Science
155 / 1,399
Sociology
155 / 1,149
Physics
148 / 2,351
Biology
144 / 1,156
Art & Design
139 / 652
Engineering
131 / 1,874
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
119 / 353
Psychology
119 / 1,474
Geography and Cartography
117 / 578
Medicine
111 / 1,279
Classics and Ancient History
107 / 319
Quantum and Particle physics
97 / 1,906
Business
93 / 644
Archaeology
93 / 294
Chemistry
91 / 1,804
Economics
86 / 734
Linguistics
76 / 245
Mathematics
69 / 804
Art History
63 / 148
Literature
62 / 176
Education Majors
59 / 548
Geology
54 / 758
Genetics
47 / 562
Astrophysics and Astronomy
46 / 735
Social Psychology
46 / 597
Development Studies
45 / 457
Organic Chemistry
45 / 1,336
Ecology
44 / 306
Biochemistry
44 / 479
Library and Information science
43 / 150
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
41 / 425
Math Teachers
39 / 346
Management
37 / 408
Finance
35 / 81

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 5 31
1991 8 35
1992 9 34
1993 4 37
1994 5 38
1995 3 38
1996 6 42
1997 13 30
1998 2 29
1999 2 111
2000 8 41
2001 2 33
2002 3 68
2003 8 91
2004 14 56
2005 10 56
2006 11 80
2007 14 82
2008 15 72
2009 17 77
2010 21 91
2011 26 100
2012 18 142
2013 23 175
2014 30 170
2015 25 165
2016 16 192
2017 14 164
2018 16 197
2019 15 243
2020 26 279
2021 24 305
2022 14 239
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Notable alumni

  1. Matt Entz

    Matt Entz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    American football coach
    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 75)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Studied in 1966-1967
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executive
    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. Paul Schell

    Paul Schell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2014 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianurban planner
    Biography

    Paul E. S. Schell was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 50th mayor of Seattle, Washington from 1998 to 2002.

  4. Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu

    Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Wartburg College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in business administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu is a Tanzanian politician and former Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism.

  5. Kevin McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Ro Foege

    Ro Foege
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    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.

  8. Betty Grundberg

    Betty Grundberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

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

General info

Founded 1852
Motto Wartburg Worth It
Colors orange, black
Total FTE staff 345
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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