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.

Website: www.wartburg.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,527
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 806 Women
(47.2%) 721 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 4,342 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
541 average
478-603 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
517 average
470-563 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,675
Tuition and Fees
$41,280
Room and Board
$9,995
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$30,254
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,551
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Waverly Population
10,070
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Knights
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.4% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
7.5% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Wartburg Boulevard, PO Box 1003
City, State, Zip
Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Phone
(319) 352-8264
Fax
(319) 352-8279
E-mail
admissions@wartburg.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
Secondary school report recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 4,342 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 2,361 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,981 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
474 (14%) of 3,339 admitted students enrolled
Women
256 (14%) of 1,893 admitted students enrolled
Men
218 (15%) of 1,446 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.56
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
541 average
478-603 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
517 average
470-563 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 53%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$53,675
Tuition and Fees
$41,280
Room and Board
$9,995
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,300
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001896
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
402 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
335 (83.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
335 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
67 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$30,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 335 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,666
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 270 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,786
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (19.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
102 (23.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,534

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,214 (85.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,043 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,043 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
209 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$30,082
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,043 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,286
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 835 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,991
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 206 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
362 (25.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,209

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,551
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,414
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
341
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Junior Miss, Leadership
Number of Awards
30
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
706
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$885
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, pre-seminary with Wartburg Seminary, clinical laboratory science with Mercy College of Health Sciences, pre-Law with The University of Iowa, museum studies with Western Illinois University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
94
Part-Time Faculty
66
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
341,181
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
349
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
10,070
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
170 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
104 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Waverly
Nearest Train Station
110 mile(s) from campus in Ottumwa

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Knights
School Colors
Black and orange

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, entertainment to knight, student senate, campus ministry, symphonic band, wartburg choir
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,527
Women
806 (52.8%)
Men
721 (47.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,470
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.4% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students.
7.5% from 55 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
64.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
65.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
92%
Average Starting Salary
92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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