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Wittenberg University is a private institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,901, its setting is city, and the campus size is 114 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wittenberg University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 121. Its tuition and fees are $38,030 (2012-13).
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Wittenberg University is a highly personal, active and engaged academic experience, where it's not about becoming a perfect student, but rather a fully realized person-full of confidence, free from contradiction and fully prepared to make an immediate impact in one's community and around the world. As a four-year liberal arts and sciences college founded in 1845, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and located in Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg has developed students' individual gifts and talents in a supportive environment that provides an outstanding foundation for a successful career and meaningful life. With more than 900 courses that engage and inspire across more than 80 majors, minors and special programs, Wittenberg's award-winning professors push students' thinking beyond what is comfortable and into what is important.
Wittenberg's mission, goals and continuous commitment all serve the individual student on a personal path to understanding, achievement and purpose. Reflecting its Lutheran heritage, Wittenberg challenges students to become responsible global citizens, to discover their callings, and to lead personal, professional, and civic lives of creativity, service, compassion, and integrity. With more Ohio Professors of the Year than any other four-year institution in the state and a Fulbright-rich faculty, Wittenberg is defined by uncompromised teaching. From every new student's first class, they are exposed to gifted scholar-teachers in small class settings. The work is designed to be challenging, but faculty members remain close, and the great majority of students develop a relationship with a professor as a mentor, or even a friend.
There are also no teaching assistants at Wittenberg, which offers a 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The faculty culture attracts scholars and scientists who are highly committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. From collaborative research opportunities and service abroad, Wittenberg faculty and students understand that there is never just one point of view, one answer, one truth. They also know that the choices they make are best understood within a context that includes history, politics, culture, psychology, science, technology, economics and religion.
As a community of thinkers, leaders, athletes and, most importantly, doers, Wittenberg also offers one of the most energetic campuses in the country, complete with 23 varsity sports, a vibrant study abroad program, global service opportunities, and more than 120 student activities. Whatever the passion, whether it's comic books or sailing, cave exploration or physics, a group of like-minded students can be found at Wittenberg, which has an annual enrollment of 1,800 undergraduate students.
With the winningest record in NCAA Division III for football and basketball, Wittenberg's athletics program also ensures that although students will never be a number on campus, there is a strong chance they will wear one. Three quarters of students play intramural or club sports each year, and 35 percent play intercollegiate sports.
In addition, Wittenberg's motto, "Having Light We Pass It On To Others," daily inspires students. Whether it's traveling the globe for study, continuing on to graduate school or making an immediate impact in their communities after graduation, Wittenberg students leave their mark wherever they go. From the White House, ABC's Primetime and Dreamworks to the Peace Corps, two state Supreme Courts, the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges, the U.S. Olympic
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Wittenberg University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. The application fee at Wittenberg University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 88.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||84.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Wittenberg University is 11:1, and the school has 68.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wittenberg University include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Business/Commerce, General; Social Sciences; English Language and Literature, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.0 percent.
Wittenberg University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,901, with a gender distribution of 44.0 percent male students and 56.0 percent female students. At this school, 85.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9.0 percent of students live off campus. Wittenberg University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Wittenberg University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wittenberg University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wittenberg University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wittenberg University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Wittenberg University, 75.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,235.
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||$38,030 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,736 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data