WARTBURG FAST FACTS

ACADEMIC FAST FACTS

  • Average class size: 18
  • Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Full-time faculty: 93
  • Ranked faculty with highest degree in discipline: 96%
  • Endowed faculty positions: 2 distinguished chairs, 11 endowed chairs, 1 distinguished professorships, 4 endowed professorships.

MOST POPULAR MAJORS

1 – Business Administration
2 – Biology
3 – Elementary Education
4 – Psychology
5 – Music Therapy

2019-20 Enrollment

Enrollment: 1,505 students

Geographical representation: 38 U.S. states and 59 countries (not including the USA)

Diversity: 199 U.S. students of color and 115 international students comprise 21% of total enrollment

Students receiving financial aid: More than 90%

Average ACT score for first-year students: 23

More than 20 Christian denominations and several world religions represented

Average high school grade point average: 3.55

First-year students in top 10% of high school class: 22%

Ratio of men to women: 47% to 53%

Overall retention rate: 86%

Students involved in music: Approximately 450

Students involved in athletics: More than 600

FACILITIES

Wartburg has outstanding facilities for all of our programs.
The most recent addition to our modern campus was the
$31 million Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center.

LEARNING IN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES. WORTH IT.

AFTER GRADUATION

CLASS OF 2017:

Graduated in four years or less - 93%
Earned honors (3.5 - 4.0) - 40%
Studied abroad - 40%
Completed an academic internship - 30%

Graduate Placement in Health Sciences

(Classes of 2010-2019 placement data)

  • Medicine-122 of 149 applicants (82% – more than twice the national average); accepted into M.D. programs at Iowa, Illinois, Creighton, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Minnesota, St. Louis, American U. of the Caribbean, Emory, Duke, Rush, Penn State, South Carolina; and into D.O. programs at DMU, AT Still, Kansas City, Midwestern, Lake Erie, New England, Rocky Vista.  
  • Dentistry-23 of 28 (82%); accepted into Iowa, Minnesota, Utah, Midwestern, Colorado, Case Western
  • Optometry-15 of 16 (94%); accepted into Illinois, Indiana, Nova Southeastern, Pacific, Southern, Midwestern, Missouri
  • Veterinary Medicine-12 of 12 (100%); accepted into Iowa State and Minnesota
  • Physical Therapy-52 of 65 (80%); accepted into DMU, Iowa, St. Ambrose, Clarke, Creighton, Briar Cliff, Mayo, Emory, Midwestern, Rosalind Franklin, Utah, AT Still, Colorado
  • Occupational Therapy-20 of 27 (74%); accepted into St. Ambrose, Creighton, Wisconsin, Washington U St. Louis, Drake, Minnesota, Maryville
  • Pharmacy-13 of 13 (100%); accepted into Iowa, Creighton, Illinois, Midwestern, Minnesota, Nova Southeastern, Wisconsin-Madison
  • Physician Assistant-24 of 34 (71%); accepted into DMU, Iowa, Philadelphia, Union, St. Ambrose, Colorado, Boston, Nebraska, Harding, Marquette, Wichita State, Stephens
  • Nursing-102 of 102 (100%); accepted into Allen College, St. Louis University, Marymount (DC), Creighton, Grand View, Mercy College (Des Moines), DePaul, South Dakota State, Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science-8 of 8 (100%); accepted into Mercy (Des Moines), St. Luke’s (Cedar Rapids), Allen
Medical Placement Rate - 82%
Dentistry - 82%
Optometry - 94%
Veterinary Medicine - 100%
Physical Therapy - 80%
Occupational Therapy - 74%
Pharmacy - 100%
Physician Assistant - 71%
Nursing - 100%
Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science - 100%

Graduate School – Sciences

  • Graduate study in biological programs (approximately 50 in last 10 years): Iowa, Iowa State, UNI, DMU, Creighton, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana, Lincoln (Missouri), Midwestern, Minnesota, Nebraska-Omaha, N. Carolina State, Northwestern, Rosalind Franklin, St Scholastica, Texas A&M, Virginia Commonwealth, Wisconsin-Madison, Edinburgh-Scotland
  • Graduate study in public health (approximately 12 in last 10 years): Iowa, Boston U, Loma Linda, Nebraska, Nova, Western Kentucky, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Washington University

Biology Secondary Education-26 of 27 (96%) applicants employed in full-time teaching positions their first year after graduation

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

  • Endowment value: $73.9 million (as of June 1, 2017)
  • 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.
  • The Urban Studies Programs in Denver, Colo. (Wartburg West), and Des Moines provide opportunities for internships and experiential learning in an urban setting
  • Click here for accreditation information.