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About Waldorf

A Message From President Alsop

You belong at Waldorf University!

At Waldorf University, it’s all about YOU! We offer popular majors, small classes, loads of sports and activities, a vibrant college community and a generous scholarship program.

Big possibilities await you in the small town of Forest City, Iowa! Waldorf is a friendly, private liberal arts school located right in the center of town – so you don’t even need a car to grab a bite! We’re just two hours north of Des Moines and two hours south of the Twin Cities.

We have an excellent selection of top majors, including communications, business, criminal justice, and wellness. You’ll be taught by professors, not teaching assistants. And our low student:faculty ratio means you’ll get plenty of personal attention from caring professors dedicated to your success. The quality of our academic facilities might surprise you: Waldorf has its own television station and radio station, as well as a state-of-the art digital arts lab!

Performing arts are big at Waldorf, and we want you to participate! You won’t have to wait until your junior or senior year to play a role. Jump right into a variety of productions. And if music is your thing, we want you in choir, wind symphony, musical theatre, or on the Warrior Line drum line! We even offer special performing arts scholarships to non-majors.

Attention, athletes: Waldorf now offers 20 different intercollegiate sports teams! Cross country, ice hockey, bowling and women’s wrestling are all recent additions. We have great new locker room facilities and a brand new football/soccer field with artificial turf. Our weight room is excellent, and the YMCA, with a pool, indoor running track and plenty of fitness classes is right next door. (Free YMCA membership is one of the benefits of being a Waldorf student!) Intramural sports are also big here, with cross-country skiing, broomball and Frisbee golf just part of the fun.

Waldorf has an outstanding selection of living options. Choose from on-campus residence halls, off-campus apartments and a variety of theme houses and become an essential part of the Waldorf community. You’ll have plenty of options to satisfy your spiritual side, with a growing campus ministry program. You won’t get bored with all the activities planned by our Student Life crew! Comedians, hypnotists and bands are often on campus, and there are multiple trips scheduled for off-campus adventures.

You won’t find a school that’s more flexible than Waldorf University! We offer a two-year associate degree program and the traditional four-year liberal arts curriculum. We also offer accredited online programs in psychology, business administration, organizational leadership, fire science administration and criminal justice administration. In addition, we also offer a graduate level program in Organizational Leadership with several available concentration options.

Waldorf University has one of the lowest tuition rates in Iowa, and our many scholarship programs make your education even more affordable! All Waldorf students receive a scholarship or award. You can get a $500 scholarship just for visiting campus!

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