Waldorf University Overview
Waldorf University is a private for-profit institution located in Forest City, Iowa. The surrounding location of Forest City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Waldorf University Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Waldorf.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
Waldorf University Rankings
We have ranked Waldorf as #101 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Waldorf has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Waldorf.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Waldorf has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Waldorf University?
Contact details for Waldorf are given below.
|Address:||106 S Sixth St, Forest City, IA 50436-1713|
How Do I Get Into Waldorf?
You can apply to Waldorf online at: https://mywaldorf.waldorf.edu/form/Application/
Admission Requirements for Waldorf
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Waldorf?
Approximately 63% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 28% of students accepted to Waldorf submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.
Can I Afford Waldorf University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Waldorf, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,085 a year. That adds up to $28,340 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Waldorf is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Waldorf University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 519 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,619 full-time undergraduates at Waldorf, 58% are male and 42% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Waldorf University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||77|
|Hispanic or Latino||46|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Waldorf University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 32 countries are represented at Waldorf. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Brazil, and Germany.
Online Learning at Waldorf University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Waldorf has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Waldorf
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waldorf University was 33.8%. This is the #41 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Waldorf regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Waldorf majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||20%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||18%|
|Communication & Journalism||5%|
|Communication & Media Studies||5%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||18%|
|Human Resource Management||19%|
|Quality Control Technology||21%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||42%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Waldorf ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Waldorf.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Waldorf University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||16||0||158||174|
|Quality Control Technology||36||120||0||156|
|Human Resource Management||11||47||0||58|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||10||41||0||51|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||9||29||0||38|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||19||0||19|
|Health & Physical Education||6||8||0||14|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||12||0||12|
|Food, Nutrition & Related Services||0||10||0||10|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||5||0||0||5|
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||4||0||4|
|General English Literature||0||3||0||3|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||1||0||0||1|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.