Waldorf College 1

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106 S. Sixth Street

Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: (641) 585-2450
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Waldorf College is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1903. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 51 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Waldorf College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $19,820 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At Waldorf College, we offer popular majors, small classes, loads of sports and activities, a vibrant college community and a generous scholarship program. Big possibilities await students in the small town of Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf is a friendly, private liberal arts school located right in the center of town, just two hours north of Des Moines and two hours south of the Twin Cities.

The breadth of our majors and the excellence of our facilities are surprisingly large for a school this small. Waldorf has degree programs in Biology, Education, Music, Theatre, Wellness, Fire Science Administration and much more. We have outstanding athletic facilities including a new artificial turf football and soccer field, a top-notch Communications lab, and even our own radio and television stations.

Performing arts are big at Waldorf, and you won't have to wait until your junior or senior year to play a role. Join the Warrior Drum Line, Waldorf Choir, Jazz Band or Wind Symphony if you love music. With so many co-curricular activities, more than 30 active clubs and organizations and 18 intercollegiate sports teams, Waldorf is the perfect place to become an integral part of a welcoming college community.

General Information

School type proprietary, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Waldorf College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 6. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 56.7% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 6

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 37 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
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Student Life

Waldorf College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Waldorf College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Waldorf College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Waldorf College, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Waldorf College.

Students who have cars on campus 65%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $19,820 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,688 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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