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Waverly, Iowa

Wartburg College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Wartburg College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.9%
Admission Difficulty for Wartburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wartburg College and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,339 out of 4,342 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 49 percent. Wartburg College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Wartburg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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

Wartburg College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >85%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 77%-85%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 66%-77%
930 to 1030 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 930 Low <54%
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Wartburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wartburg College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
24 to 27 Avg + 77%-85%
21 to 24 Avg - 66%-77%
18 to 21 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 18 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Wartburg College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Wartburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,361 1,981 4,342
Accepted 1,893 1,446 3,339
Acceptance Rate 80% 73% 77%
Enrolled 245 206 451
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 14% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wartburg College and what considerations affect 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 Neither required nor recommended

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.