Waldorf College

Waldorf College

Waldorf College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a four year liberal arts college in Forest City, Iowa. The institute was founded in 1903 by Reverend C. S. Salveson, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City. The college offers over 30 majors and minors for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Waldorf college's athletic teams are known as the Warriors and they participate in the NAIA's Midwest Collegiate Conference. The Waldorf Choir is recognized as one of the oldest cappella choirs in the United States. Notable alumni of the college includes Brad Anderson (CEO, Best Buy), K.Hanson (founder of Winnebago Industries and Irving 'Bud 'Alne (former Lockheed executive). Waldorf Historia, Global Culture Club and Social Warrior Activities Team (S.W.A.T.) are some of the student organizations on the campus.

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Waldorf College
106 S Sixth St
Forest City , IA 50436-1713
General Phone: (641) 585-2450

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Waldorf College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching39elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education courses
Business and Management32business
Liberal Arts31English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, history
Media19communication studies
Family and Social Work8food and nutrition
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Waldorf College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12715
Associate's degree141

Waldorf College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Waldorf College had a total enrollment of 630 students (613 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 62%
Part-Time 38%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 38%
20-21 35%
22-24 12%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Waldorf College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

Waldorf College Room and Board (2007)

Waldorf College offers campus housing for 598 of its 613 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Forest City, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Waldorf College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1621
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Waldorf College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,054
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,054
Room and board $ 5,810
Books and supplies $ 935
Other expenses $ 2,830

Financial Aid:
Waldorf College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 189500)

Waldorf College Faculty

Waldorf College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$53,1861*
Associate professoracademic year8$46,3875$42,656
Assistant professoracademic year10$41,7579$39,661
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year23$45,08517$40,156

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Waldorf College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Other
Basketball Midwest Classic Conference
Baseball Midwest Classic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports171936

Waldorf College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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