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Waldorf University


Waldorf University is a friendly, private liberal arts school located in the heart of beautiful Forest City, Iowa. For more than 100 years, Waldorf has been the cornerstone in the lives of thousands, setting the solid foundation for success among its students, their families and the surrounding community.

Located centrally among seven of the Midwest’s most populated metropolitan regions, Waldorf students experience the best of both worlds—the small town charm of Forest City, Iowa, and the big city appeal of Des Moines, Chicago, Minneapolis and more—all within driving distance.

Campus Tours

Take a walk in a Warrior’s shoes. Tour the campus, cheer at a home game, listen in on a fine arts rehearsal or sit in on a class.

Schedule a visit to Waldorf for 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., or come during one of our scheduled open houses. Guests will receive:

  • 20% discount on Waldorf Bookstore purchases
  • $500 travel grant for residential students
  • Admittance to an athletic/fine art event
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Opportunities to attend a fine arts rehearsal, athletic practice, student group meeting or sit in on a class.

Open House

Open House is a great opportunity to tour campus, meet current students, chat with professors, coaches, fine art directors, leadership advisors, and learn about a variety of degree programs while visiting with other prospective students.

Homeschool Open House:
Come see what Waldorf University is all about with an Open House specifically for homeschool students and their families!

Example of Open House Activity Schedule:
9-9:15 a.m.-Registration
9:15 a.m.-9:45a.m.-Welcome!
9:45a.m.-10:45a.m.-Campus Tours
11 a.m.-12 p.m.-Student & Parent Sessions
12-12:30 p.m.-Academic Sessions
12:30-1:15 p.m.-Lunch
1:15 p.m.-Athletics, Fine Arts & Leadership Group Sessions
*Prospective students and families will meet with athletic coaches, fine arts directors or leadership advisors.
*Bookstore Hours- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Open House Dates

  • Friday, October 19, 2018

Homeschool Open House Dates

  • Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Friday, April 5, 2019

Register today!

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Driving Distances (in hours)

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