Wartburg College

Wartburg College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Wartburg College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Wartburg College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Wartburg College was awarded 88 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is physical education teaching and coaching.

Overall Quality

Wartburg is ranked #464 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Wartburg held the #492 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Wartburg also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Wartburg is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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 78% 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  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Wartburg the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Wartburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,505 undergraduates at Wartburg with 1,462 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

How Much Does Wartburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Wartburg is $21,787. 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 +
$16,334 $19,037 $18,418 $23,445 $25,590

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 73% of students took out student loans averaging $8,211 a year. That adds up to $32,844 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wartburg is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wartburg Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wartburg with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,400 in their early years. That's great news for Wartburg students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Wartburg College make the most money.

Location of Wartburg College

Located in Waverly, Iowa, Wartburg College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Wartburg is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Wartburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-0903
Phone: 319-352-8200
Website: www.wartburg.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wartburgcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WartburgCollege

Wartburg College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 49 $41,600
General Biology 41 $31,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 28 $39,800
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 24 NA
General Psychology 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $38,500
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14 NA
Communication & Media Studies 13 $33,700
Romance Languages 13 NA
Computer Information Systems 12 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 2018-2019, 48 students took at least one online class at Wartburg College. This is an increase from the 22 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 48 0
2017-2018 22 0
2016-2017 7 0
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Wartburg College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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