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Chances of getting into Wartburg College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.1%
Admission Difficulty for Wartburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Wartburg College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,019 out of 4,018 applicants were admitted making Wartburg College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Wartburg College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Wartburg College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wartburg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wartburg College?

Wartburg College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >84%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 75%-84%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 64%-75%
950 to 1040 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 950 Low <51%
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Wartburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wartburg College?

Admission data indicates that Wartburg College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wartburg College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
21 to 23 Avg - 66%-75%
19 to 21 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 19 Low <56%
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Wartburg College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Wartburg College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Wartburg College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wartburg College was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wartburg College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Wartburg College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

51% of Wartburg College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wartburg College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wartburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,211 1,807 4,018
Accepted 1,726 1,293 3,019
Acceptance Rate 78% 72% 75%
Enrolled 224 174 398
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wartburg College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wartburg College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wartburg College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wartburg College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154527 IPEDS survey data for Wartburg College.

FAQs

Does Wartburg College prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Wartburg College. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wartburg College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Wartburg College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wartburg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wartburg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.