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Wartburg College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Wartburg College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,585 out of 2,147 applicants or 74% were admitted making Wartburg College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Wartburg College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,063 1,084 2,147
Accepted 833 752 1,585
Acceptance Rate 78% 69% 74%
Enrolled 185 181 366
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Wartburg College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Wartburg College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wartburg College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 855. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1010 1320
SAT Reading 490 650
SAT Math 530 670
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 20 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >83%
24 to 27 Avg + 74%-83%
21 to 24 Avg - 63%-74%
18 to 21 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 18 Low <50%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >83%
1165 to 1320 Avg + 74%-83%
1010 to 1165 Avg - 63%-74%
855 to 1010 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 855 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wartburg College accepts 74% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wartburg College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.