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Wartburg College

Wartburg College has been recognized by the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. This selective four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ranks highly for academic excellence and for offering the best value.

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Degree programs include liberal arts and professional fields, including business administration, biology, communication arts, elementary education, and psychology, among others. It is the only private college in Iowa to offer a music therapy major. Students can also choose interdisciplinary minors, such as accounting, marketing, mathematics, environmental studies, intercultural studies, and more. Students also gain individual support in achieving their personal and professional goals. This dedicated support pays off, with Wartburg graduates have an 89 percent medical school placement and 100 percent placement rate in other medical fields.


Full-time students live on campus, and enjoy participation in 100+ campus groups. 85 percent of students choose to join at least one extracurricular activity. The college is a member of the NCAA Division III, offering men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and wrestling and women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.