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Wartburg College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Wartburg College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Wartburg College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Wartburg College was awarded 34 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Wartburg landed the #539 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Wartburg is also ranked #13 out of 34 schools in Iowa.

See all of the rankings for Wartburg College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Wartburg?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wartburg College is 77%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Wartburg is a good fit for you.

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 Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Wartburg College  ( 21 to 27 )

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Wartburg College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Wartburg, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Wartburg College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wartburg College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Wartburg College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Wartburg for first-time, full-time students is 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Wartburg

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,527 undergraduates at Wartburg with 1,474 being full-time and 53 being part-time.

Wartburg Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Wartburg is 60.01 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Wartburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Wartburg is $22,950. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Wartburg

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,999 $19,687 $19,352 $24,720 $26,724

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wartburg, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wartburg, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,386 a year. That adds up to $33,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wartburg is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wartburg Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Wartburg make about $45,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Wartburg students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Wartburg College make the most money.

Location of Wartburg College

Wartburg College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Waverly, Iowa. Waverly is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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

Wartburg College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 75 $41,600
General Biology 42 $31,500
Engineering Science 28 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $38,500
Communication & Media Studies 25 $33,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24 $39,800
General Psychology 20 NA
Accounting 19 $53,600
Romance Languages 15 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Wartburg College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Wartburg

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 22 students took at least one online class at Wartburg College. This is an increase from the 7 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 22 0
2016-2017 7 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Wartburg College.

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