Wartburg College is excited to welcome prospective students back to campus, and is dedicated to keeping our students, faculty, staff, and prospective students and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Campus Health Recovery Team (CHRT), in accordance with federal and state guidelines, has established guidelines that make the health and safety of the Wartburg community a priority. The Wartburg community, as well as guests to campus, are required to follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a mask inside college buildings. (Required regardless of vaccination status.)
  • Practice proper hand hygiene. 
  • Self-monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others, when possible.

Be Orange for a day. It’s worth it!
Visit Wartburg and earn awards. Totally immerse yourself in campus life. Meet our friendly students. Grab a cool cookie at the Den. Check out a class. See a game or go to a concert. Visit with a professor. Learn what makes Wartburg “worth it.” Did you know Wartburg was recently ranked #1 in Iowa and #5 in the U.S. for job placement?

With advance notice we can arrange for you to:

Tour the campus
• Visit with an admissions counselor
• Attend a chapel service (M, W, or F, 10:15 a.m.)
• Meet with a faculty member regarding your major
• Talk to a coach, music director, or co-curricular leader
• Enjoy a free lunch with a student in the Mensa.

Schedule a Visit

Contact us in advance to arrange your visit.  Call (800) 772-2085. You will receive a confirmation of your scheduled visit via email.

Individual on-campus visits are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Each prospective student can bring a maximum of two guests. We will continue to offer virtual visits indefinitely.

Regents and Presidential Scholarships

Application Procedure:

  • Apply for admission and be accepted.
  • Attend a Knights Scholarship Day.
  • Typically, students who have a high school minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and are in the top 25 percent of their high school class will receive a Regents or Presidential Scholarship.

Scholarship Day Schedule

12:15 p.m. Optional Campus Tour 
1 p.m. Check In, Auditorium Lobby 
1:30 p.m. Medal Ceremony President Colson, Student Speaker 
2:15 and 3 p.m. Sessions and Open House 
3:30 p.m. Alumni Speaker Dessert Reception 
4:15 p.m. Optional Campus Tour 
4:20 p.m. Optional Scholars/Honors Program Information Session

Scholarship Guidelines

In accepting your scholarship, you agree to the following guidelines/stipulations:

A. The scholarship will be awarded for no more than four years and is awarded per term.

B. Scholarships are applicable to Junior Year Abroad and Cultural Immersion programs.

C. All students who participate in the Scholarship programs must file a FAFSA form by March 1, to determine if they qualify for need-based aid from the state and federal government.

D. In rare cases, the receipt of need-based aid from the state and/or federal governments, may reduce the amount of the original scholarship offer.

Wartburg College Meistersinger Music Scholarships recognize and encourage talented student musicians who also thrive on Wartburg’s academic challenges. These scholarships are renewable for four years. Awards range in size up to $7,000 annually in vocal, keyboard, and instrumental music. Each year, Wartburg awards more than $500,000 in music scholarships. Scholarships are open to music and non-music majors.

*Keyboard (piano and organ) auditions will only be available on these two dates.

2021-22 Webinars

FAFSA, Scholarships, and other ways to finance your education
Sunday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. CST
Learn about all things financial aid from our director of financial aid. Topics will include the financial aid process, FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid), scholarships, loans, and more.

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Student Involvement
Sunday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m. CST
The sky’s the limit when it comes to student involvement at Wartburg College. This session features representatives from our music and athletic departments, as well as student life and spiritual life and campus ministry. Join us to hear how students are engaged outside of the classroom during their Wartburg experience.

Academic Opportunities and Student Success
Sunday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m. CST
Join us to hear from a panel of faculty and staff regarding academic opportunities and the ways Wartburg College helps students succeed in the classroom and prepares them for their future careers.

Residential Life
Sunday, April 10, 4 p.m. CST
Join staff from Residential life to learn about the on-campus housing options at Wartburg. You’ll also hear about the ways students are supported and engaged when living on campus, and how the housing process works. 

Register for a Departmental Visit Day

Attendees will earn a $1,000 annual award if they choose to enroll at Wartburg.

*Social Sciences Visit Day includes Political Science, Psychology,  pre-Occupational Therapy, Sociology, and Criminology/Criminal Justice

Music Visit Day

Music Visit Day is open to all students regardless of their intended major, but attendance does not qualify for a Departmental Visit Day scholarship. To qualify for a music scholarship (open to music and non-music majors), you must audition and be accepted for admission.