Wartburg College Global Admissions

Wartburg is a small, private college located in Waverly, Iowa. We are home to 1,800 students, including over 120 international students from nearly 60 countries!

Feel free to contact us for more information. Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college, nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers bachelor's degrees in over 50 academic majors. You can check out our list of programs at www.wartburg.edu/academics.

Operating as usual


Global Admissions - You can book online!


Our current students have been connecting with incoming and prospective students everywhere!

These meeting are all virtual and are a good way to find out about life at Wartburg directly from a student that is currently attending Wartburg College! If you are still in the decision-making process or if you would like to know more about Wartburg, please use this link to sign up so that you can meet with a current Wartburg student: [email protected]/bookings/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/[email protected]/bookings/

Go Knights!

Global Admissions - You can book online! You can now book and manage appointments using our booking page.


UKnight Day is this Thursday!

This year Wartburg College is "Charting the Path Forward" and calling on all Knights, parents, and friends to participate in reaching the goal of 1,852 "UKnighted." in 24 hours on Thursday March 25.

This year a donation of $10 or more gets you a black Wartburg f***y pack and a coupon book.

Contact [email protected] for details or stop by student HQ in the Mccoy Rooms on Thursday to learn more.

UKnight Day is this Thursday!

This year Wartburg College is "Charting the Path Forward" and calling on all Knights, parents, and friends to participate in reaching the goal of 1,852 "UKnighted." in 24 hours on Thursday March 25.

This year a donation of $10 or more gets you a black Wartburg f***y pack and a coupon book.

Contact [email protected] for details or stop by student HQ in the Mccoy Rooms on Thursday to learn more.

Photos from Wartburg College Global Admissions's post 03/05/2021


Iclub Wartburg will be hosting its annual culture week on April 6-10. Culture week is always a fun week of celebrating and embracing the different cultures on the Wartburg College campus.

This year will entail several cultural showcases and workshops around campus which serve not only to entertain but to also educate and inform. All updates on the upcoming culture week events and how to be a part of the fun events planned are posted on the Iclub Wartburg page! Check it out 😄

Wartburg College Global Admissions updated their business hours. 03/05/2021

Wartburg College Global Admissions updated their business hours.

Wartburg College Global Admissions updated their business hours.

Photos from Wartburg College Global Admissions's post 03/03/2021

The SUN is out today!🌞

As it gets warmer outside, we're reminiscing on our colder snowy days.

We also wish everyone a little fun in the sun today.

Keep in touch with the Global Admissions page to see the exciting upcoming virtual events that we have scheduled for our prospective international students!


Shelby Davis is an inspiration to us all! We were honored to recently host Shelby and Gale Davis on campus! Please view the pictures and videos from the event!

The college celebrated the work of philanthropist Shelby Davis with special events last weekend. In addition to receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Shelby (along with his wife, Gale) spent time with Wartburg's Davis Scholars and recorded a podcast with President Darrel Colson. Shelby co-founded the Davis United World College Scholars Program in 2000, which to date has supported more than 10,000 scholars at over 99 U.S. partner colleges and universities. Since 2007, more than 100 scholars have attended Wartburg, and nearly 100 scholars are currently on campus, significantly enhancing the college’s cultural diversity and fostering global understanding. #WartburgWorthIt

🎙 Listen to the "From the President" podcast, where Shelby, Gale and President Colson discuss the impact of the UWC Davis Scholars program: https://www.wartburg.edu/from-the-president/

📸 See dozens of pictures from the weekend, when Wartburg's Davis Scholars had an opportunity to meet and thank the Davises in person: [email protected]/albums/72157713164438052" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157713164438052

🎥 Watch the honorary degree ceremony and hear Shelby Davis' remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILPERcgJBLE&feature=youtu.be


We are very excited to welcome Mr. Shelby & Mrs. Gale Davis to campus tomorrow! It is a true honor to meet them in person!!🌎

Wartburg will honor philanthropist Shelby Davis with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Saturday, Feb. 15, at a ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum that is open to the public.

Davis is co-founder of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. He and his family have contributed more than $75 million to United World Colleges, a group of 18 schools on four continents. In addition, Davis spends about $50 million annually to fund Davis-UWC scholarships, allowing UWC graduates to attend one of the nearly 100 partner higher education institutions in the U.S. Wartburg first partnered with the scholars program in 2007 and since then has welcomed 218 students representing 82 countries to campus. Ninety-one UWC scholars from 51 countries are currently enrolled at Wartburg.

Davis’s visit was prompted by a request from Josh Voigt, a senior UWC scholar from Ezulwini, Eswatini. After learning that Davis had never visited Wartburg, Voigt reached out to see if the philanthropist would be willing to make a trip before his graduation in May 2020. Within days, Davis responded and said he would come.

“He will only be here for a day, but we are trying to create as many opportunities as we can for students to meet him and thank him,” Voigt said. “The only reason I am here is because of Shelby Davis. I attended a UWC school because I knew it would be a possibility to come to the U.S. because of him. Literally everything I have been able to accomplish is because of him. I don’t know how often he gets to meet the students he impacts, but for me, to say ‘thank you’ is a big deal. This man has invested so much in me, and it changed everything for me.”

Learn more about global admissions at Wartburg at this link: https://www.wartburg.edu/global/ #WartburgWorthIt


Happy Black History Month!!

Let us be educated and learn from history to never make the same mistakes! We urge everyone on campus to attend any of these events to learn about a rich culture and significant history!!

Have a wonderful week everyone! ✨



We just wanted to wish our students a successful winter term!! Please stay warm and remember: spring will be here in no time!!


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For international student Angeline Neo, Wartburg is truly a home away from home. Angeline received an International Women Leaders scholarship from the ELCA and traveled from her native Malaysia to study art and graphic design. On campus, she is involved in several student organizations and works in the Marketing & Communication Office; she designed the Wartburg Chapel's open house posters for Homecoming weekend and also created the "You Belong" logo for a Student Life initiative, which has played a big role on campus. "I was speechless. I didn’t think it would be that big. I thought it was just another small project," she says. "I am proud, and I thank God that he gave me this wonderful gift that I can impact people. I feel like college is a good way to start my life of impacting other people."

Read more about what makes #WartburgWorthIt for Angeline at the link, and go to www.wartburg.edu/art to learn more about Wartburg's art program. 🎨



Wartburg College Global Admissions is proud to introduce and welcome our new international students to campus. This year we have 30 new students from 26 different countries!!

Can you name some of the countries in this picture!? 🤓


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HAPPY FIRST DAY to all new and returning students on campus!! For our first-year students, we hope you are as excited as this gentlemen to start your journey with us and we welcome you to the Wartburg Family!

wcfcourier.com 08/19/2019

Wartburg grad tackles global challenges with cookstove

Alumni are doing big things for the world!

wcfcourier.com Nigerian native and Wartburg graduate prepares to launch sales of patented smokeless stove that converts heat energy into electricity for charging cell phones and other devices.


IClub is excited to meet our new international students!!

The new academic year is approaching FAST, and as it gets closer we want to introduce you all to the new iClub executive team! Say hello to President Yusra Malik. Yusrs is a 3rd year majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish. Yusra is from the USA. Fun fact about Yusra: she owns over 40 scarves!

Yusra's advice for incoming first-year students: "Ask for help when needed! There are a lot of resources on campus."

Stay tuned for more from the executive team, and please share this page with as many incoming first-year students as you can. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


It is that time of year again where International Club is hosting Culture Week. This week is a showcase of all the beautiful traditions and cultures from around the world! Tonight they will be hosting Crafts and Henna from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Grossman 131 where you can get henna, learn how to write your name in a different language, and many more fun crafts! And for the big finale, Culture Show! This will be tomorrow in Neumann Auditorium starting at 7:00 pm.


When it comes to servant leadership, the first word that comes to mind is sacrifice. It is without a doubt that great leadership often comes with great sacrifice. It is the most challenging and fundamental aspect of leadership. It is not intended for self-benefit but rather an act of recognition for a greater cause that is bigger, and more important than you and I. It is leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. that emulate this term who lived their entire life in sacrifice. Make no mistake to think it is an easy journey, but the result of it, and the outcome changed the world. That is true leadership!

Happy MLK Week from Wartburg College Global Admissions team.


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Fun on campus!! Applications are picking up, we can’t wait to receive yours!! https://www.wartburg.edu/apply/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyO2NmZOQ3wIVBANpCh02_wAQEAAYASAEEgIOL_D_BwE

Campus has had so many festive celebrations lately! Last week, the Asian Student Association hosted a night of Indian dancing, food, and henna painting to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thanks to third-year student Josh Voigt for making this video.


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Happy Thanksgiving!! We are thankful for all of you!!

Turkey sighting on campus... just in time for Thanksgiving! 😉
We are so thankful for all the things that make Wartburg special, and most of all the Wartburg family that spans generations and covers the globe 🌍Have a blessed holiday with the ones you hold dear, Knights!



We welcome all students who are interested in becoming a Knight to apply! our international student application is free! this is a great opportunity to learn, engage and become informed as a fellow Knight! Take a look below at the required steps to apply and we look forward to hearing from you soon!! 😊

Wartburg GA Team

1. Complete our free International Student Application.

2. Submit supporting documents:
a. Transcripts
b. One standardized test score (ACT, SAT, IELTS,
c. Financial documents: ISFAA and bank statements.
3. Wait 7-10 days for an admissions decision.


Can we all agree that this month flew by!?

As October comes to an end, Wartburg Global Admissions hope you've had a great month, a great fall break, and a very happy Homecoming!

We would also like to congratulate the International Club (I-Club) for coming first for best designed float during the Homecoming & Family weekend parade!

And although it may be the end of the month, October isn't quite over yet as we still have to celebrate Halloween, so, in light of this, happy Spooky Season everyone!


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A great event! ❤️

The Diversity & Inclusion Council launched a campus-wide "You Belong" campaign this week. "You Belong" affirms for all students, faculty and staff that they belong at Wartburg regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, place of origin, sexual orientation, or ability. New signs and stickers were given out to replace the “Hate Has No Place” messaging around campus, and T-shirts with the "You Belong" logo (designed by student Angeline Neo) will be available in The Wartburg Store! #YouBelong #WartburgWorthIt

[10/17/18]   HAPPY HOMECOMING!!!

We will be celebrating Homecoming & Family Weekend this weekend and would like to welcome all to come out and celebrate with us!! Our theme this year is “Together as Knights” there will be plenty of things to do and wonderful people to see so come join us, we look forward to celebrating with you!!


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When Arda Delibas '17 came to Wartburg, he never thought he'd climb mountains at a liberal arts college in Iowa. But he did, both literally and figuratively! "During the Warburg West retreat, I climbed the highest 14er in the Rockies— Mount Elbert," he says.
And now, working with Urban Servant Corps, his Wartburg experiences prepared him for life after college: "I found out that leadership comes in many shapes, and everybody will find their style eventually, but serving others is its essential element. Serving others, challenging and believing in myself, trusting what I learned, and believing in God has become the source of my new path in the future." Read more about Arda's story at the link! And share our upcoming visit days at www.wartburg.edu/visit with students so they, too, can discover what makes #WartburgWorthIt 🍊

[10/10/18]   Hello everyone! In the spirit of Fall season we hope your week is filled with lots and lots of color :), have a great week!!


Global Connections will be having their first meeting tonight at 7pm in the McCoy Rooms! Come eat some snacks and learn about cultures that are different than your own!


Welcome Fellow Knights to the start of another great year! We hope your first few weeks are off to a great start and we are so excited to have new and returning students back! Follow our Wartburg Global Admissions page and other social media to keep up to date with our students and activities all-year round!


What to Pack?

Academic supplies such as paper clips, paper, staplers, tape, highlighters, pens, pencils, scissors, rulers, etc. can be purchased from the campus book store. The International Student Services Office also arranges periodic trips to Walmart in Waverly.

After each student receives their course requirements for individual classes, additional items i.e., notebooks, binders, journals may also be purchased at the campus book store.

We highly recommend to visit Sustainability Office at Wartburg! Located in Old Main 15, the Sustainability Office’s Office Suite has a room dedicated to giving a second life to gently used office supplies that are no longer needed by departments, individual faculty/staff, or students. Pick up items for free by stopping by REUSE(D) during office hours!


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International Knights, we're getting ready for our sixth annual Tokyo Outfly! Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, has made arrangements for dinner on July 28 and will give an update on the college. Also at this year's event, alum Toyoaki Kishihara '85 will speak. He earned an MBA from MIT and pioneered an M&A in Shanghai, China. He is now working at SMBC's Nikko Shoken and M&A section in Tokyo.
The deadline to register for Saturday's event is TODAY, so don't delay! Click the link for details and to see who else is attending 🇯🇵🍲 #WartburgWorthIt


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Let's continue with the posts about what to pack when coming to Wartburg!

Residence hall rooms provide a XL-Twin bed, chest of drawers, closet space, a desk, and a chair for each student.

Since you are limited in luggage allowances, you can purchase linens from local stores upon arrival, or purchase "Complete Campus Pak" linen packages from www.rhl.org/wrt. Packages should be shipped to c/o Zafrul Amin, International Student Services Office, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly IA 50677 USA, where we will hold them until your arrival.

The international Student Services Office also arranges periodic trips to Walmart for these and other related items during orientation so students can buy anything they need.

Remember you can decorate your room according to you and your roommate's own style! 🍊🍊🍊


Starting college might be one of the best and most unforgettable experiences in life. However, if you do not plan it well, the transition may result very stressful. Especially, if you are an international student and have to travel a long distance to get to the place that will soon become your new home!

So, what to pack when you are coming to Wartburg?

We recommend to bring your own computer, since for the next four years you will constantly have to research, write, and submit papers!

If you do not have a computer, or your computer gets damaged while you are here, you can check out a laptop for four hours on a first-come, first-served basis at Wartburg College Vogel Library. There are also desktop computers at the library and those can be used anytime, as long as you need them.

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General information

For more information about admissions, contact: Reon Sines-Sheaff, Associate Director of Global Admissions at Wartburg College [email protected]

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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
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Thursday 8am - 4pm
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