Wartburg College

Private, Four-years School Located in Waverly, IA

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How much is the Wartburg tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Wartburg's tuition & fees is $51,040.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $63,720 when a student lives on-campus.

Wartburg Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$51,040
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$10,280
On-campus Expenses$1,300
Off-campus Room & Board$10,280
Off-campus Expenses$1,300
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$54,844

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Wartburg for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $224,091 at Wartburg. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $273,463. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $114,786.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$52,960$64,837$27,337
Sophomore (2024-25)$54,951$67,134$28,223
Junior (2025-26)$57,018$69,513$29,140
Senior (2026-27)$59,162$71,979$30,086
4 Years Total$224,091$273,463$114,786
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$54,951$67,134$28,223
Sophomore (2025-26)$57,018$69,513$29,140
Junior (2026-27)$59,162$71,979$30,086
Senior (2027-28)$61,387$74,533$31,065
4 Years Total$232,519$283,159$118,514
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$57,018$69,513$29,140
Sophomore (2026-27)$59,162$71,979$30,086
Junior (2027-28)$61,387$74,533$31,065
Senior (2028-29)$63,696$77,180$32,077
4 Years Total$241,264$293,205$122,368
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$59,162$71,979$30,086
Sophomore (2027-28)$61,387$74,533$31,065
Junior (2028-29)$63,696$77,180$32,077
Senior (2029-30)$66,092$79,921$33,122
4 Years Total$250,338$303,613$126,351
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$61,387$74,533$31,065
Sophomore (2028-29)$63,696$77,180$32,077
Junior (2029-30)$66,092$79,921$33,122
Senior (2030-31)$68,577$82,762$34,203
4 Years Total$259,753$314,396$130,468

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Wartburg' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
Wartburg College$51,040
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Financial Aid and COA

At Wartburg College, 1,436 students (95%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $36,141.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Wartburg is $27,579 for students living on-campus and $27,579 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 411 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $36,157 and the average amount of student loans is $8,221.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$63,720
COA (off-campus)$63,720
Tuition & Fees$51,040
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,680
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,680
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,579
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,579
Average Financial Aid$36,141
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,43695%$36,141
Pell Grants34723%$4,616
Federal Student Loan1,01267%$6,474
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid411100%-
Grants or Scholarships40297%$36,157
Federal Grants12330%$5,297
Pell Grants12029%$4,827
Other Federal Grants11929%$607
State/Local Grants13833%$6,907
Institutional Grants39997%$32,407
Student Loan Aid30875%$8,221
Federal Student Loans30875%$5,438
Other Student Loans5714%$15,035

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Wartburg's acceptance rate is 82.75%. A total of 4,024 applicants applied to and 3,330 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 413 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 12.40%.
To apply to Wartburg, 6 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,0241,678$2,346
Admitted3,3301,381$1,949
Enrolled413210$203
Acceptance Rate82.75%82.30%83.08%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)12.40%15.21%10.42%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered But Not Required
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Wartburg. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,086 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0869731,198
National Average1,174
Iowa Average1,141
SAT EBRW531463598
SAT Math555510600
ACT Composite232026
National Average25
Iowa Average23
ACT Math231926
ACT English221825

Student Population

Wartburg College has a total of 1,444 students including 1,416 undergraduate and 28 graduate students. By gender, there are 733 male students and 808 female students attending Wartburg. The school offers online degree programs and 25 students enrolled online exclusively (1.73% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,541 733808
Undergraduate1,516 726790
Graduate25 718

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA
Phone319-352-8200
WEBhttps://www.wartburg.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered50 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate99.02%
Yield17.00%
Student Population1,444
Graduation Rate67%
Transfer-out Rate24%
Retention Rate70%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties83 (Full-time), 60 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs303 (Full-time), 100 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$62,454
Average Staff Salary$46,066