Parent Information

Parent Information

Sending your child off to college can be a little stressful. Chances are, your child evaluates prospective colleges differently than you do. As a parent, you're naturally more concerned with the big picture of college life, such as academic standards and results, and less concerned with things like social aspects. Above all, you want to know that sending your son or daughter to Waldorf College is a sound investment in their future. We hope this page will answer most of your questions. But just in case it doesn't, please feel free to call us. There is nothing we'd enjoy more than talking about your child's future!

Why choose Waldorf?

At Waldorf, your child will receive a personal education. They'll be part of a lively learning environment where they can experience, discover and develop what they love to do. We're a close-knit college where the student-to-faculty ratio is just 15:1 so your child will get the attention - and the encouragement - they deserve.

Is Waldorf affordable?

Yes, Waldorf offers a reasonably priced education that delivers tremendous value. We also offer a variety of financial aid assistance options through federal and state programs and merit scholarships. More than 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

What are the living quarters like at Waldorf?

Waldorf provides comfortable living arrangements for students in up-to-date residence halls. Our distinctive residence hall program enhances each student's residential living experience. The program will enable your child to help develop agreements governing life within their floors, to undertake social projects on campus or in our community, to sponsor social activities and to develop close relationships with faculty or staff members who are floor associates. Your child will benefit by living in this type of community, learn invaluable lessons in responsibility and become more confident and independent.

Will my child feel safe on campus?

Absolutely. the Waldorf campus provides a safe, friendly place where everybody knows each other. We are located in the middle of Forest City, Iowa (population 5,000), a lovely, safe town where your child will feel secure. Everything is close - grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and local industries.

What about extracurricular activities?

Students find it easy to get involved at Waldorf. Our small size guarantees students leadership opportunities as early as their freshman year. Three out of four Waldorf students join student-run clubs, organizations or activities. We offer outstanding athletics and performing arts programs and a campus on which nationally known bands and performers appear.

Will my child grow spiritually at Waldorf?

This is a place where your son or daughter can explore, affirm and grow in his or her faith. Christian values - compassion and respect for each individual as a child of God - are emphasized.

How well does Waldorf prepare students for success in the real world?

A degree from Waldorf is highly regarded, we have a remarkable 87% graduate placement record. Waldorf has graduated successful professionals, such as the founder of Winnebago Industries, associate editor at TIME Magazine and a neurologist at the University of Wisconsin.

What if I have other questions?

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly. Our admission staff can help with any concerns, tell you more about the admissions process, supply you with any necessary materials or help you schedule a visit to our campus.

Waldorf College Admission Office
Toll free: 800-292-1903
Local: 641-585-8112
admissions@waldorf.edu