Diversity at Wartburg

When you think of Wartburg, would you say it’s a diverse college? Personally, I think diversity is one of the things that Wartburg strives for. As a college that’s located in the small town of Waverly, Iowa, it can be difficult to develop and attract a diverse student community. The college experience, in general, should be one that’s filled with diverse experiences that make a better, more well-rounded student. Wartburg’s 2016 to 2017 enrollment was 1,482 students. Of those 1,482 students, 48% are men and 52% are women. Those 1,482 students come from 28 states in the United States and 58 countries including the United States. Of Wartburg’s 1,482 students, 193 are students of color from the United States, and 131 are international students.  These 324 students make up the diverse student population at Wartburg. In total, the student body belongs to more than 25 Christian denominations and eight world religions. There are approximately 450 students involved in music on campus, making up 30% of the student body. There about 600 students who are involved in athletics. As you can see, Wartburg is a diverse community that helps its students become more well-rounded people and ready for the real world.

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9 thoughts on “Diversity at Wartburg”

  1. These were interesting statistics! I always kind of wondered what percentage of our student population was involved in different activities or came from overseas. This was very enlightening.

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  2. I agree that Wartburg seems to be a very diverse area (especially when compared to the rest of Iowa). But for the most part I will also point out that there are many demographics that just do not choose Wartburg as their school whether it be because of cost, transportation, or it just isn’t the school for them. It is because of this that I feel that although the population that is at Wartburg is diverse but that the diversity represented at Wartburg is just a small portion of the World’s actual diversity.

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  3. First of all, those are some impressive data that you’ve presented. Looking at the data, it only made me think of how little I know about the diverse community. One trend that I tend to see on campus is that students belong to the same group tends to cluster together. That can be either race, common background, major, sports and music activities, etc. Despite the fact the diverse community presented on campus, we still live in our own little bubble.

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  4. I’ve never actually taken into consideration Wartburg’s ability to attract a diverse community from such a small toww. Wiht that now in mind i do agree that Wartburg is doing rather well for itself in terms of having a diverse student body.

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  5. I’ve never actually taken into consideration Wartburg’s ability to attract a diverse community from such a small town. With that now in mind i do agree that Wartburg is doing rather well for itself in terms of having a diverse student body

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  6. That is one thing that I really loved about coming to Wartburg. There is so much diversity here, and coming from a town in Iowa that is smaller than Waverly, getting to see so much diversity is a pretty cool thing for me.

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  7. I never realized how diverse the population Wartburg College was until reading this. Walking around campus it is noticeable that we have students from other countries and states but I was blind to the greater amount that it is.

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