NATIONAL, REGIONAL RECOGNITION
- One of two U.S. colleges and one of eight colleges throughout the world awarded the 2010 MacJannet Prize for global citizenship.
- Ranked top chapter in the country by Break Away alternative break organization, based on percentage of students participating in service trips (15.3)
- One of five U.S. colleges and universities receiving Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards from the Washington Center, recognizing programs that serve as national role models for civic engagement
- Nationally classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 175 colleges that foster community engagement in the curriculum and through community outreach and partnerships
- Named “with distinction” to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs
- Listed in Peterson’s Top Colleges for Science, 200 schools with outstanding programs in science and mathematics
- Recognized with the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award for service provided to the community during the Iowa floods of June 2008.
- Profiled in Colleges of Distinction, based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes
- In The Princeton Review’s ranking of “Best Midwestern Colleges”
- In U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges
- In Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, 247 schools providing first-rate education at an affordable price
Ranked 15th for short-term study abroad among Baccalaureate Colleges in the U.S. for academic year 2011-2012.
- Enrollment: 1,747 students
- Geographical representation: 29 U.S. states and a record 53 countries (including the USA)
- Record diversity: 187 U.S. students of color and 143 international students comprise a record 18.8% of total enrollment
- Largest majors (rank order): biology, business administration, communication arts, elementary education, psychology
- Retention rate: 85.1%
- Ratio of men to women: 47% to 53%
- Students involved in music: Approximately 450
- Students involved in athletics: Nearly 600
- Students receiving financial aid: More than 90%
- First-year students in top 10% of high school class: About 30%
- Average ACT score for first-year students: 23.8
- Average class size:19
- Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Full-time faculty: 109
- Ranked faculty with highest degree in discipline: 89%
- Endowed positions: 1 distinguished chair, 10 endowed chairs, 5 endowed professorships
CLASS OF 2012
- Studied abroad: 52%
- Completed an academic internship: 32%
- Earned honors: (3.5 - 4.0): 33%
- Earned highest honors: (3.85 - 4.0):11%
- Graduated in four years or less: 93%
- 2011 job, graduate school placement: 97%
- Remained in Iowa:75% of Iowa residents; 41% of residents of other U.S. states; 36% of international students
- Medical school placement: 97% since 2002, double the national average of 46%
- Placement in health-related programs in past 10 years: 100% in optometry, podiatry, chiropractic medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, medical technology; 92% in physical therapy; 94% in veterinary medicine; 85% in dentistry
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
- Facilities: 12 new buildings since 1990, most recently the $31 million Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center
- Endowment value: $49 million, an increase of more than 65% over the past decade
- 4-4-1 Calendar: Fall Term (4 courses), Winter Term (4 courses), May Term (1 course)
- Wartburg's social work program is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in Iowa.
- Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa offering a major in music therapy.
- Current costs and financial aid
- Low crime rate
- Value of a Lutheran college education!
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