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Wartburg College Admission Requirements

Waverly, Iowa

Chances of getting into Wartburg College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.7%
Admission Difficulty for Wartburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wartburg College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,254 out of 4,298 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 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
1020-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Wartburg College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >84%
1090 to 1160 Avg + 76%-84%
1020 to 1090 Avg - 65%-76%
950 to 1020 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 950 Low <52%
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Wartburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 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 2018 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 >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 76%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 65%-76%
17 to 20 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 17 Low <52%
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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 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

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 2,319 1,979 4,298
Accepted 1,840 1,414 3,254
Acceptance Rate 79% 71% 76%
Enrolled 244 225 469
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%

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 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.

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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Wartburg College. Admission competition is and the college has moderate 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 1020 and 1160. 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 20 and 26. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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