Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa
4-year Private university


Wartburg College is a private institution established in 1852 with rural setting located at Waverly. It is ranked 128 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $41,280(2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,527. It practices 4-4-1-based academic calendar.

#128 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Waverly, Iowa
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1852
Selectivity Low
Size Small
1,527 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $41,280
Outstate Tuition Fee $41,280
Room and Board Fees $9,996
$42,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


68% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.47 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$30,524 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$26,666 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $53,676
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
81% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Regents and Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth $23,000-$26,000
Eligibility First-year students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance GPA: 2.7
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
McElroy Scholarship / Slife Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition
Eligibility Preference to students from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, area.
Minimum Criteria Based on recommendation and grade point average.
Requirement for maintenance Based on academic performance
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Total Worth $1,500 per year
Eligibility Transfer students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa at a two-year institution.
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.3
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Meistersinger Music Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Details To qualify, applicants must respond to an audition invitation and be accepted for admission. Competition is open to music and non-music majors.
National Merit Finalist Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000 per year
Details Awarded to first-year students who list Wartburg as their first choice with the National Merit Corporation and are selected as finalists.


1,527 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
80% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
69% Students graduate within 6 years