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Colleges / Waldorf University

Waldorf University

Forest City, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

Waldorf University Admissions

Waldorf University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 72% of applicants get into Waldorf University each year. Last year, 771 students applied to Waldorf University and 554 were admitted.

If you are applying to Waldorf University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Waldorf University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Waldorf University's admissions stats.

Waldorf University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 4%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 72%
Waitlist No

Waldorf University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Waldorf University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Waldorf University?

Waldorf University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Waldorf University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Waldorf University

Waldorf University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Waldorf University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Waldorf University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Waldorf University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Waldorf University for more information on admission factors.

Waldorf University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Waldorf University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Waldorf University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements State Completion
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Waldorf University?

Students admitted to Waldorf University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 81% submitted a class rank. At Waldorf University 4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 17% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Waldorf University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Waldorf University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Waldorf University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 28% of Waldorf University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 72% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Waldorf University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Waldorf University students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Waldorf University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Waldorf University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Waldorf University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Waldorf University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Waldorf University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Waldorf University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Winter Term

Waldorf University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Waldorf University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Waldorf University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Waldorf University accept transfer credits?

✅ Waldorf University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Waldorf University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Waldorf University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Waldorf University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Waldorf University?

✅ Waldorf University is not test optional.

What is Waldorf University's acceptance rate?

✅ Waldorf University's acceptance rate is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Waldorf University?

❌ Waldorf University does not offer early decision.

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Waldorf University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Waldorf University? Waldorf University is a somewhat selective institution. The Waldorf University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.


Waldorf University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Waldorf University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Waldorf University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Waldorf University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

Waldorf University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Waldorf University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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