"Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. Located in Waverly, Iowa, Wartburg's 2017-18 enrollment of 1,527 included 121 international students. Wartburg traces its roots to 1852, when a German pastor came to America to establish a school for immigrants. It is named after the Wartburg Castle, where Martin Luther took refuge during the Reformation.
At Wartburg, a ""U.S. News and World Report"" first-tier National Liberal Arts College, students benefit from a low faculty-to-student ratio (11:1) and choose from more than 50 areas of study. Wartburg's medical school placement rate nearly doubles the national average, and its overall job/graduate school placement rate is 98 percent. A one-month May Term promotes off-campus opportunities. Sixty percent of students study abroad. Through the Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines, Iowa, students in any major can complete summer or semester internships. Wartburg is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.
Waverly is a growing community of 10,000 residents in northeast Iowa's Cedar River valley. As the seat of Bremer County, Waverly is large enough to offer substantial entertainment, retail, and dining options and small enough to maintain a connected feel and an ease of navigation. Iowa's third-largest urban area, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, lies just 15 miles south of Waverly.
Average low temperature (winter): 15°F/ -9°C
Average high temperature (summer): 81°F/ 27°C"
All full-time students are required to live on campus. Our traditional first-year residence halls have double-occupancy rooms with community bathrooms. Our upper-class student housing offers suite-style living, with apartment-style housing for our senior students. A limited number of single rooms are available across campus.