Wartburg College

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Wartburg College can be found in Waverly, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Wartburg College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1040 (25th percentile) to 1220 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Wartburg College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. 75% of all applicants are granted admission to Wartburg College, from which 13 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wartburg.edu.

Overall Wartburg College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wartburg College was reported as 75.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,020 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Wartburg College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Wartburg College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wartburg College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.2%
  • 2017-2018: 76.9%
  • 2018-2019: 75.7%
  • 2019-2020: 75.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.5%

How Does Wartburg College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wartburg College is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Upper Iowa University51.3%
Luther College62.3%
Mount Mercy University66.0%
Coe College63.3%
Grinnell College23.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wartburg College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math520 - 600
Total Score1040 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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