Waldorf College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

106 South Sixth Street

Forest City, IA 50436-1713

(641) 585-8112

(800) 292-1903

Fax: (641) 585-8125

Contact: Dawn Johnson

Vice President of Admissions
Main Address

106 South Sixth Street

Forest City, IA 50436-1713

(641) 585-2450


Total undergrads: 582

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 118

Degree-seeking undergrads: 524


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission requirements:

Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
If submitting ACT, the writing section is optional

Very important admission factors:

Rigor of secondary school record
Standardized Test Scores
Academic GPA

Important admission factors:

Class Rank


Character/Personal Qualities
Volunteer Work
First generation college student

A note about the college’s admission requirements: School record and test scores most important, recommendations important, class rank and interview (when administered) considered.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Waldorf University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (641) 585-2450
Website: www.waldorf.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online: https://mywaldorf.waldorf.edu/form/Application/
Address: 106 S Sixth St, Forest City, IA 50436-1713
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,071
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 602 (20% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $22,352
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,352
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $14,568

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Waldorf University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Waldorf University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1431
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 111
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1111
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 245
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 111
Psychology 11
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 815233

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Waldorf University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,352
Out-of-state $22,352
Books and supplies $1,348

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,715
Out-of-state $4,715

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 235 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 223 91% $14,568
Student loan aid 209 85% $5,985

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,656 63% $8,960
Federal student loans 1,380 52% $7,366

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Waldorf University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Waldorf University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,447 910 537
Percent admitted 100% 66% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 12% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Waldorf University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,071
Undergraduate enrollment 2,552
Graduate enrollment 519

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Waldorf University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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