Tuition & Fees

$22,352

$22,352

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
33%
400-499
47%
300-399
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
40%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
48%
12-17
41%
24-29
10%
18-23
63%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 808
Declined + 263
Total Received 1,071
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Private (proprietary)

78

undergraduate students

461

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fire Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6925
ACT 1362

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Location

School Facts

Waldorf University (formerly Waldorf College), founded in 1903, is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution. Its 51-acre campus is located in Forest City, IA.

Public/private Private (proprietary)
Campus Enrollment 539
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Forest City, IA

51-acre campus in Forest City (population: 4,091), 40 miles from Mason City and 120 miles from both Des Moines and Minneapolis. Major airports serve Des Moines and Minneapolis; smaller airport and bus serve Mason City. School operates transportation to airports, area clinics, bus stations, school excursions, and shopping districts.

Waldorf University
106 South Sixth Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
18%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
22%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
33%
400-499
47%
300-399
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
40%
12-17
41%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
48%
12-17
41%
24-29
10%
18-23
63%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
(waived if filed before January 1)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 808
Declined + 263
Total Received 1,071

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Scott Pitcher
Director of Admissions
P: 800 292-1903
F: 641 585-8125
admissions@waldorf.edu

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,170

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,196
Room & board $7,618
Additional fees $1,156
Total $29,970
Average Financial Aid - $14,170
Total with Avg. Aid $15,800
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 292-1903
F: 641 585-8194
finaid@waldorf.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Duane A. Polsdofer, Jr.
Director of Financial Aid
polsdofed@waldorf.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Broomball, Canoeing, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Foosball, Frisbee, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Dennis Jerome (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, North Star Athletic Association
Mascot
Warriors
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Business
Communication
Communications
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Diversity/Inclusion
Education/Effective Teacher
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
Fire Science
Fire Science Administration
Foundations of Education
Global Leadership
Health Care Management
Healthcare Management
History
Homeland Security
Human Resource Management
Leadership Communication
Liberal Arts
Management
Music
Music Education
Occupational Safety
Occupational Safety/Health
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sport Management
Sports Management
Theatre Arts
Wellness
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fire Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

539

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

14%

78
students

Female
53%
41

Male
47%
37

86%

461
students

Female
36%
164

Male
64%
297

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

10%

8
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
8

90%

70
students

Female
59%
41

Male
41%
29

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Student Break-down

40%
Nonresident aliens
328%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
53%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
179%
Hispanic/Latino
1474%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
813%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
47%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Germany
Nepal
Turkmenistan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan McLaughlin
International Admissions Counselor
641 585-8116
megan.mclaughlin@waldorf.edu

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