Waldorf University

Forest City, IA

Waldorf University

Forest City, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$22,076

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
50%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
24-29
18%
18-23
64%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

63%

male

37%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 554
Declined 217
Total Received 771
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Private

2,126

undergraduate students

361

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,487
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran

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.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Mason City Municipal

Waldorf University
106 South Sixth Street
Forest City, IA
50436

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Team
  • Education Club
  • Campus Ministry groups
  • intramurals
  • Radio/TV/ Newspaper

Top Events

  • Homecoming Week
  • De-Stress Weeks
  • Christmas Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • evening and night patrols by trained security personnel, camera surveillance system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
57%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
50%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
24-29
18%
18-23
64%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.07

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 554
Declined 217
Total Received 771

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
class rank
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

application essay
first generation
geographical residence
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,788

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $20,934
Room & board $7,524
Additional fees $1,142
Books & supplies $1,323
Other fees $1,715
Total $32,638
Average Financial Aid - $4,788
Total with Avg. Aid $27,850
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fire Services Administration
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Organizational Behavior Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Assistant/Aide
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

2,487

total students

17%

in-state

83%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

2,126
students

Female
37%
791

Male
63%
1,335

15%

361
students

Female
38%
136

Male
62%
225

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

1,517
students

Female
40%
594

Male
60%
923

29%

609
students

Female
33%
197

Male
67%
412

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 46%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

76

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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