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Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Wartburg, founded in 1852, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 118-acre campus is located in Waverly, 15 miles north of Cedar Falls.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,482
   Women 771 (52.0%)
   Men 711 (48.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 4,028 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.51
SAT Math 517 average
480-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 484 average
423-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $47,840
  Tuition and Fees $38,380
  Room and Board $9,460
Average Percent of Need Met 82%
Average Freshman Award $28,792
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Not reported
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 105
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Waverly Population 10,070
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Knights
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.8% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students 8.4% from 58 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 65.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%