University description (as per official university website)
Waldorf College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Forest City, Iowa.
Waldorf College is a bachelor's college with an enrollment of approximately 600 students, which offers degrees that combine a strong liberal arts base with applied learning. Co-curricular programs ranging from the second oldest acapella choir in the nation to the outstanding theater program to highly competitive athletic teams provide students with a wide range of opportunities for meaningful participation and personal development.
Waldorf is committed to bringing the world to the students through international student recruitment and study-abroad programs. Every student is challenged to excel in Waldorf's community of faith and learning where students are treated with dignity and respect. The College has an attractive campus with fourteen major buildings and excellent technology resources. All students receive a laptop computer for their use while enrolled, and the College is committed to the integration of technology to enrich instruction and enhance the student's educational experience.
Programs of Study:
>>Elementary Education (K-6)
>>Secondary Education (7-12)
Foundations of Education
Physical Science/Chemical Engineering
(Dual Degree with Iowa State University)
Waldorf Grants and Scholarships
Waldorf Grants are awarded to students on a need and "no-need" basis. In addition, Waldorf annually funds numerous Special Ability Awards.
Waldorf Merit Scholarships (Implemented or Beginning Fall 2008) for incoming freshmen are awarded based on high school GPA and composite ACT score. The following awards are available:
- Regents Scholarship, $11,000
- Presidential Scholarship, $10,000
- Excellence Scholarship, $9,000
- Transformational Scholarship, $8,000
- Promise Award, $5,000
- Belief Award, $3,000
Merit scholarships (Implemented or Beginning Fall 2008) are also available for transfer students. They are based on a student's cumulative GPA from their previous colleges and/or universities:
- Warrior Scholarship, $7,500 (3.5 Cumulative GPA and higher)
- Torch Scholarship, $6,500 (3.0-3.49 CGPA)
- Truth Award, $4,500 (2.5-2.99 CGPA)
- Light Award, $2,500 (2.49 CGPA and below)
Special Ability Awards in Athletics, Communication, Music and Drama are available for students demonstrating high achievement and potential in any of these areas.
Auditions, high school records, portfolios, films and recommendations are used to select the recipients. Students who wish to apply for Special Ability Awards should request a special application form when applying for admission, in the space provided on the Application for Admission.
Scholarships for current students: In 2007-2008, Waldorf provided over $4.1 million in institutional financial aid.
Education Partners in Covenant (EPIC) is a cooperative venture between congregations of the three Iowa ELCA synods. Congregations elect to support students with grants of $100 to $500 per student and colleges match the grants. Students must be confirmed members of the congregation and the congregation must be enrolled in the program and have their level of participation determined by March 1 prior to the student's year of attendance.
Foreign Student Grants-These grants are awarded to International students based on T