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How Well Is Waldorf University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Waldorf University was awarded 135 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is quality control technology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Waldorf as #1,130 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Waldorf held the #1,563 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 45 colleges in Iowa, Waldorf is ranked at #23.

See all of the rankings for Waldorf University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Waldorf?

Acceptance Rate

Waldorf University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Waldorf submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Waldorf University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Waldorf University  ( 460 to 550 )
Waldorf received ACT scores from 72% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Waldorf University  ( 18 to 22 )

Learn more about Waldorf University admissions.

Waldorf University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Waldorf University, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Waldorf University is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Waldorf University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Waldorf University this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at Waldorf, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Waldorf University.

Waldorf University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,552 undergraduates at Waldorf with 1,619 being full-time and 933 being part-time.

How Much Does Waldorf University Cost?

The overall average net price of Waldorf is $20,036. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Waldorf

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,719 $16,991 $21,059 $21,221 $21,200

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Waldorf, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Waldorf, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,085 a year. That adds up to $28,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Waldorf is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Waldorf Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Waldorf make around $37,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Waldorf University make the most money.

Location of Waldorf University

Waldorf University is a private for-profit institution situated in Forest City, Iowa. The location of Waldorf is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Waldorf are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 106 S Sixth St, Forest City, IA 50436-1713
Phone: 641-585-2450

Waldorf University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Waldorf University. Of these students, 873 received undergraduate degrees and 186 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Quality Control Technology 169 NA
General Business/Commerce 105 NA
Homeland Security 94 NA
General Psychology 82 NA
Fire Protection 74 $70,100
Human Resource Management 48 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 47 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 32 NA
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 12 NA
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Waldorf University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Waldorf

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,469 students took at least one online class at Waldorf University. This is a decrease from the 2,551 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,469 2,469
2017-2018 2,551 2,515
2016-2017 1,949 1,883
2015-2016 1,704 1,632
2013-2014 837 814

Learn more about online learning at Waldorf University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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