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Wartburg College is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,747, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 118 acres. Wartburg College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 146. Its tuition and fees are $34,250 (2013-14).
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As a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wartburg College challenges and nurtures students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. It is named after the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany. An intentional focus on leadership, global and multicultural education, and hands-on learning adds value to the Wartburg educational experience. The academic program strives to create a learning community that educates the whole person by developing students' intellectual talents, cultivating their personal convictions, and engaging them in active participation in the community.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Wartburg College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||70.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Wartburg College is 11:1, and the school has 53.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wartburg College include: Business/Commerce, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Social Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||60%|
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Wartburg College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,747, with a gender distribution of 47.1 percent male students and 52.9 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus. Wartburg College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Wartburg College offers a number of student services including health service. Wartburg College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wartburg College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wartburg College.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Wartburg College, 75.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,749.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,250 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,655 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data