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Wartburg College is a public, coeducational, four-year, liberal arts college located in Waverly, Iowa, United States. Apart from its main campus in Waverly, the college also has a satellite campus, located in Denver, Colorado. The satellite campus is known as Wartburg West. The college was established in 1852 by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The college offers bachelor's degrees in a wide range of educational streams including art, computer science, modern languages, religion and applied music. The main campus at Waverly spreads across approximately 118 acres of rural land.

The athletic teams of Wartburg College are known as the Knights. The official mascot of the college is the Knight. The students of Wartburg College participate in intercollegiate football, basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis, soccer, wrestling, volleyball and softball. The college also has a coed cheerleading squad.

Profile of Wartburg College

The campus of Wartburg College is in Waverly, IA, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. Its Evangelical Lutheran Church nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Wartburg College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Wartburg College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, science, media, mathematics, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Wartburg College Selectivity

Admission at Wartburg College is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 630.


Wartburg College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Wartburg College had 1, 810 students enrolled (1, 769 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Wartburg College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Wartburg College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management69business, accounting
Education and Teaching59elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, art education, teacher education and development, history teaching
Science52biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Liberal Arts50sociology, history, political science, English, English composition, social services, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Media44communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counselling21psychology, music therapy
Family and Social Work15social work
Religion and Philosophy11religion
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Music9music performance, music
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Engineering6engineering science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Art Studies2art studies
Conservation and Resource Management1natural resources management

Contact: Wartburg College

Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.

Waverly, IA 50677-0903

General Phone: (319) 352-8200


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