Wartburg College

Wartburg College

Wartburg College is a public, coeducational, four-year, liberal arts college located in Waverly, Iowa, United States. Apart from its main campus in Waverly, the college also has a satellite campus, located in Denver, Colorado. The satellite campus is known as Wartburg West. The college was established in 1852 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The college offers bachelor's degrees in a wide range of educational streams including art, computer science, modern languages, religion and applied music. The main campus at Waverly spreads across approximately 118 acres of rural land.

The athletic teams of Wartburg College are known as the Knights. The official mascot of the college is the Knight. The students of Wartburg College participate in intercollegiate football, basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis, soccer, wrestling, volleyball and softball. The college also has a coed cheerleading squad.

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Contacting Wartburg College

Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly , IA 50677-0903
General Phone: (319) 352-8200

Wartburg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science70biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Business and Management66business, accounting
Media43communication studies
Liberal Arts42German language, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, speech and rhetoric, social services, economics, political science, ...
Education and Teaching37elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, history teaching
Therapy and Counseling17psychology, music therapy
Family and Social Work14social work
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12sports and fitness management
Engineering7engineering science
Music6music, music performance
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Art Studies2art studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Wartburg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35036

Wartburg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wartburg College had a total enrollment of 1,810 students (1,878 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 49%
20-21 40%
22-24 7%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%

Wartburg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Wartburg College Room and Board (2007)

Wartburg College offers campus housing for 1,443 of its 1,878 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Waverly, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Wartburg College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420600
SAT Math510680
SAT Writing470610
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wartburg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,160
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,160
Room and board $ 7,255
Room charge $ 3,435
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,820
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Wartburg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 189600)

Wartburg College Faculty

Wartburg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1119
Non-tenured and not on tenure track810

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*4$55,755
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$55,755

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$68,97014$65,015
Associate professoracademic year12$59,13711$57,927
Assistant professoracademic year11$52,76116$49,876
Instructoracademic year1*3$48,800
Lectureracademic year8$60,4256$48,132
All faculty totalacademic year56$62,12950$55,612

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wartburg College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Wartburg College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
History Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Science

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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checked Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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