In keeping with its motto, "Having Light We Pass It On To Others," Wittenberg empowers students to discover their light through collaborative research with professors, global engagement and community service.
Wittenberg University offers a highly personal, active and engaged academic experience in a supportive environment that facilitates close interaction with award-winning faculty. Wittenberg enrolls approximately 1,900 full-time students, representing more than 40 states and 26 countries around the world. With most students living on or near campus, Wittenberg's campus is alive with activity.
Founded in 1845 in Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg is a private, coeducational, liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In keeping with its mission, Wittenberg provides an education dedicated to intellectual inquiry and wholeness of person within a diverse residential community. Reflecting its Lutheran heritage, Wittenberg also challenges students to become responsible global citizens, to discover their callings, and to lead personal, professional, and civic lives of creativity, service, compassion, and integrity.
Wittenberg's strong arts and sciences programs, coupled with internships and community service, make its graduates attractive to prominent medical, law, and graduate programs. More than 20 percent of students begin graduate programs immediately after graduation, and 70 percent pursue an advanced degree at some point in their careers. Graduates have enjoyed successful careers in education, business, science, fine and performing arts, politics, medicine, ministry, dentistry, and law.
Wittenberg competes in the nationally renowned Division III North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), which consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The NCAC features championship competition in 23 sports – 11 for men and 12 for women, while Wittenberg offers intercollegiate athletics opportunities in 24 sports – 12 for men and 12 for women. Intramurals are also very popular among students, and club sports, including ice hockey, rugby, sailing, soccer, volleyball and basketball, are available.
Wittenberg is accredited by the Higher Education Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Association of University Women, the American Chemical Society, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music.
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