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If you are Lutheran and think this isQuite Bright
If you are Lutheran and think this is a Christian school, I'd think again...my pastor drove me out here in 1990 before the Internet and I spent a year out at WC. It was anything but Christian--completely overrun by neo-orthodox theological views. And it taught a lot of liberal arts as well (far more than other classes). It's not a good place to go if you don't know what to do with your life--I wasted a lot of money on this school when I was only 19-20 years old and have nothing to show for it. I should not have attended as I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do for sure in life and this school cost a lot back then even. I was kicked out the door to discover college--which is never a good idea. Better to know what you want out of a college *before* attending one.
1st Year Male -- Class 1993
Campus Maintenance: A, Education Quality: F
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Be sure to take advantage of every opportunity you can at college. If you think something would be cool; give it a try...you can always drop it if you don't enjoy it. When you graudate, the small Iowa college has a great and extensive network of alumni scattered around the globe.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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1).Super BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
1). “Scholarship Day Applicants” and “Prospective Students” are treated like gods and goddesses at the expense of the Matriculated Students.

(i.e. Scholarship Day Applicants are given priority in usage of all academic facilities, and matriculated students are threatened that they “will be escorted out of the building by Campus Security” if they don't comply. It happened to me on several occasions when I was a student.)

(example #2: Scholarship Day Applicants are given whatever they want to eat, while Matriculated Students aren't even allowed a glass of milk with their sack lunches while campus is shut down for these applicants!)

2). NEVER take any Computer Science classes from Dr. Terry Letsche! Take Dr. John Zelle instead because you will learn a lot more. When I asked Dr. Letsche a question, he always gave me the answers when I didn't want that. I learned NOTHING from Dr. Letsche.

3). NEVER ask Dr. Vicki Edelnant for help at the Pathways Center! I asked her for advice on a number of occasions, and she yelled at me for doing so. She has psychosis issues to resolve, but won't admit it.

4). NEVER take classes with Dr. Mariah Birgen! She is known as “She Birgen” for a reason...She dodges questions when you ask her for help during Office Hours and breast-feeds her children in class while teaching. She's obsessed with Vensim PLE and Maple software for MA 250 Calculus, and she doesn't know how to teach well at all. She and her husband both work at the MCSP Department.

5). The Dining Services Department doesn't care about students' dietetic needs, even if you have a Dr.'s notes explaining your health issues. I brought in two Dr.'s notes explaining my dietary needs, and the Department scoffed at them. Nothing changed even after a 90-minute conference with the Director, Margaret Empie.

6). If you're not a Student-Athlete, the Dining Services Department tells you "This is only for the athletes." So, non-sthletes are forced out of line and have to eat fruit and water. This happened to me every single weekend of the term. I only attended Wartburg for one term because of these six reasons (and nine other reasons, too). Pick a different school!

1st Year Female -- Class 2006
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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