Wartburg College

Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Blvd
Waverly, Iowa 50677
Website: https://www.wartburg.edu
Year Founded: 1852
President: Dr. Darrel D. Colson
Enrollment: 1,505
Wartburg College

A liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. The college is characterized by vigorous academic expectations and community engagement within an environment of strong personal support. Vocation lives in the heart of a Wartburg education, and our students are uniquely equipped to find ways their passions intersect with the needs of the community and world. Wartburg encourages and values respectful conversations with people of diverse backgrounds and with differing spiritual perspectives.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • Included among the first-tier Best National Liberal Arts Colleges as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports
  • Nationally classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 12 exclusively baccalaureate colleges that foster experiential learning and community engagement
  • Students from 38 U.S. states and 59 countries attend Wartburg College
  • More than 20 Christian denominations and several world religions represented on campus
  • First in Iowa, Second private school in the Midwest, and ninth in the nation to achieve a gold rating under the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) 2.0.
Student Profile
  • Male: 45%
  • Female: 55%
  • In-state: 64%
  • Out-of-state: 36%
  • Undergraduate majors: 50+
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Biology
  • Elementary Education
  • Psychology
  • Music Therapy
  • Tuition: $43,930                 
  • Room & Board: $9,280          
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 73%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $31,319          
  • Percent Need Met: 82.4%
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 11 to 1
  • Average Class Size: 19
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 53.3%        
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 98.1%
  • Full-time Faculty: 91         
  • Full-time Faculty with Terminal Degree: 90%  (82/91)
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NCCA Division III
  • Students participating in Athletics: 40%
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: Nearly 90

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