The acceptance rate at Wartburg College is 72%. It ranks #17 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Wartburg College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,439 out of 4,795 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent (SAT 970/1200 ACT 19/25). Wartburg College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wartburg College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 11% of students submitted SAT scores and 89% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1090
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wartburg College?
Wartburg College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Wartburg College ranks #12 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 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.
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What GPA do you need to get into Wartburg College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Wartburg College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wartburg College was 3.53 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wartburg College accepts 72% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||26.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||12.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||9.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||3.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||16%||14%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Wartburg College is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Wartburg College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
11% of students submit their SAT scores to Wartburg College. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to Wartburg College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1200. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.