Resources › For Students and Parents Wartburg College Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Wartburg College. Dorsm365 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 13, 2017 Wartburg College Description: Wartburg College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Established in 1852, the college has moved several times in its history because of shifts in Lutheran immigration. The college has called Waverly, Iowa, its home since 1935. The 118-acre campus has seen twelve new buildings constructed since 1990, and enrollment is near an all-time high. Wartburg wins high marks for its community service efforts, student engagement and value. The school frequently ranks highly among Midwestern colleges, and it has an impressive retention and graduation rate in relation to the student profile. Wartburg has notable strengths in the biological sciences. Academics at the school are supported by a 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. Wartburg students do well after graduation. The college has a 98% job and graduate school placement rate. Placement for medical school and health-programs is particularly strong. Student life at Wartburg is active; about 450 students participate in music, and 600 in athletics. The Wartburg Knights compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The college fields ten men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 68%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Wartburg AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 422 / 520SAT Math: 480 / 550SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Iowa collegesACT Composite: 21 / 26ACT English: 20 / 27ACT Math: 20 / 27ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Iowa colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,482 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female97% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $38,380Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,460Other Expenses: $1,300Total Cost: $50,240 Wartburg College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 97%Loans: 73%Average Amount of AidGrants: $26,082Loans: $7,928 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Engineering Science, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Work, Sport Management Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%6-Year Graduation Rate: 69% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, TennisWomen's Sports: Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Wartburg and the Common Application Wartburg College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: Common Application essay tips and samplesShort answer tips and samplesSupplemental essay tips and samples If You Like Wartburg College, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBuena Vista University: Profile Central College: Profile Drake University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSt Olaf College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGrinnell College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMount Mercy University: Profile Grand View University: Profile Augsburg College: Profile University of Northern Iowa: Profile Wartburg College Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.wartburg.edu/mission/ "Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. "