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Wartburg College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Wartburg College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
72%
Admission Difficulty for Wartburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Wartburg College and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

Wartburg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
11%
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Wartburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
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 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 estimated 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >83%
1085 to 1200 Avg + 72%-83%
970 to 1085 Avg - 58%-72%
855 to 970 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 855 Low <42%
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Wartburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
89%
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Wartburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wartburg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >83%
22 to 25 Avg + 72%-83%
19 to 22 Avg - 58%-72%
16 to 19 Reach 42%-58%
Less than 16 Low <42%
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Wartburg College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.53
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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's for admitted Wartburg College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 15.0% Good
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

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Admission Statistics

Wartburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,663 2,132 4,795
Accepted 1,986 1,453 3,439
Acceptance Rate 75% 68% 72%
Enrolled 233 236 469
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Wartburg College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Wartburg College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Wartburg College?

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.