Waldorf University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Forest City (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
92% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Emma Banner
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2021
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Stay away! If you can save your children or friends from attending Waldorf University please do so. I attended back in 2017 and basically ended up fleeing my environment. Sexual assault is swept under the rug because it ruin's their image. They let offenders graduate even when aware of what they have done... I was treated poorly and only treated nicely when I "played along." I have major PTSD from having attended Waldorf and the incidents that occured and that were never taken care of expect by one professor. Do not enter into their Theatre Department. Period. The scholarships are not worth it and they play favorites. Everyone I have known from Waldorf has been glad they left and or finally glad they graduated but, they do not feel prepared. I feel sad that this school still has such a high sexual assault count that they do nothing about and refuse to address that it even happens... It really isnt worth it and I know this review is harsh but, it is true."
Beci
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"Waldorf University is great. The workload is very manageable. Most week's assignments are a 500 word paper ( 2 pages excluding cover sheet and references) Some people get tripped up on APA, I did all of the margins/measurements/fonts only one time then used it as a template. The teachers are beyond nice and would allow late work if you needed to. The hardest thing about enrolling was not being able to see the syllabus first. I would take two classes at a time and hope that I had one "easy" class paired up with one that was more time consuming. Out of the 12 classes I took at Waldorf, maybe 3 to 5 doubled up weekly assignments ( an essay and an assessment due ) The tests were mostly multiple choice but some required 200 word answers that could build up quick. You can see the test multiple times before submitting it, so look to manage time. The only time I took one class versus two a semester was for statistics. Something else I loved was that it is not incredibly well known. ( I used to joke the name " Waldorf" was more famous for the hotel or a salad). I liked it because it was not a common "online school" because unfortunately, those biases exist sometimes. If anyone looks it up, they see a cute brick and mortar school that has their own football team."
Jason
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Waldorf is Awesome! I earned my undergraduate degree here then got accepted into Southeastern Oklahoma State’s MBA program, but after a semester I came back to Waldorf. The professors are all great, give constructive feedback, and really want you to learn and succeed. The online platform is very user/friendly and never had any technical issues. The tuition is really fair compared to many other schools. I recommend this to any and all. Go Warriors!"
5H4N3
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Safety
"I was a 100% online student. I took two classes every 8 weeks. I loved the fast pace of the school, plus you are taking the same total number of hours in a calendar year as in a brick and mortar university, except you get to really focus on the two classes at a time and not 5 or 6 classes/subjects every 4 months. It takes about 20-25 hours a week of study to do the readings and to write a paper every week. So you better know how to put your thoughts onto the page, and how to create a power point. The professor interaction is pretty low, so for the most part you are really teaching yourself. This is OK because of the structure of the school. At the end of the day you have to be a self-starter, be able to keep up with weekly deadlines, and be committed to finish what you start. No one is going to hold your hand. You get out of the program what you put into it. For me it was a 4.0 GPA, and a pretty nice job about 2 months after graduating. The occupational safety program is also now qualifies you to be a GSP, from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is a big plus for the program. Total cost is among the lowest in the nation, so if you have a life in the outside world it is doable with discipline. God luck!"
Dalton
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2018
  • Degree: Occupational Safety
"After going to APUS, Waldorf was a breathe of fresh air! Classes are organized and the professors are wonderful! Also, I was greatful for how challenging the classes were. Most online programs are way to easy and you do not learn much from the program."
Happy Camper
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2018
  • Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership
"Great school! I was allowed to double up on my courses during my graduate program due to my GPA, which I completed in 18 months. I enjoyed my time at Waldorf University in part due to the staff. I would recommend Waldorf online program to anyone seeking a higher education while working a full-time job."
Kelly
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2018
  • Degree: Occupational Safety
"This is an outstanding university, top to bottom. As with most things in life, good communication makes all the difference. The Waldorf staff are very organized and do great with communicating upcoming events, reminders for deadlines and other miscellaneous requirements. Occasionally in online schooling, you would expect some hiccups due to internet outages, personal situations or emergencies. Each time I needed help, my Waldorf professor worked with me. I am so appreciative of the fantastic professors I worked with during my time with Waldorf. Waldorf was a perfect fit for me, as they accepted almost all of my transfer credits; for an Air Force member who is always changing locations, this is a big deal. I have and will continue to suggest that Airmen pursue their degrees from this fine, regionally accredited university!"
Amelia
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"This was the greatest experience I believe one could have for online schooling. Majority of my professors were excellent and the courses were insightful. All of my courses helped develop and equip me for the next phase in my life. One minor glitch is the timing in which they predict you will need to accomplish the assignments, you need at least 20 hours per course per week, so it is not easy to complete a degree on line if you are a working adult."
Kissa
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Waldorf University is the best college to attend. I mean if I had known any better on how schools operate before this school I located last-year. Trust me, this is the number one school that students need to attend and the reason why? because the tuition is outstanding and it is included with your books and I mean no book grants, because everything included in your tuition, which will be $975 that's with a %10 discount a class and other schools are $1600 and up. Yeah will tell everyone about this university. Plus the teachers will work with you and the teachers are awesome! I promise I and I wish that more people will attend this university. Other colleges almost threaten students if they don't create more than two or three post they reduce your points but not this school. This college do not harass students about posting more than two post at all...The books will be delivered on time to your home. Email me and I can tell you more about this university...No long papers at all and think about it, It's up to the student to learn more and research..I can go on and on..."
Natanael Ulien
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"One of the things I appreciate with Waldorf is the support established to help students succeed in the course; however, there is no career guidance. After my degree I did not have any idea of the opportunities in my field of studies. It would be great to have someone who advises students about career paths in their fields, so that they can get a job after graduation."
Online_Student
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I attended Waldorf online and have zero complaints. Everyone I spoke with was outstanding, from my initial call inquiring about the programs, to registrations, to everything in between till graduation. I have nothing bad to say about Waldorf. They are a great school, only wish I flew out to Forest City to attend graduation in person. Anyone looking for a well priced, exceptional school, give Waldorf a call - Go WARRIORS!!"
ClassOf2017
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I am currently a student at Waldorf University in their online Bachelors of Criminal Justice program and I LOVE IT! The instructors are awesome, my academic advisor is a Godsend, the academic material is really engaging, and the work really helps you learn the material. This is a fair school that has a Christian foundation, I can't rant and rave more about it! Go Warriors!!"
Scott
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I just completed my MA in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University. Due to my GPA from my undergrad program, they allowed me to double up my coursework. Because of which, it took me about 13 months to complete. I found the coursework challenging but not over the top. Classes are set up in 8-week terms. A typical format for each class has weekly message board postings, assessments, and papers. Most classes also have some sort of a final project as well. Waldorf University professors are sticklers for APA formatting, even for message board postings. I found the professors to be quite responsive and the support staff was friendly when I needed anything from them. I have nothing but positive things to say about Waldorf University and MA program. I picked Waldorf University over 2 other grad school programs and I'm happy with my choice."
KT
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2016
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I am a recent graduate of the MA in Organizational Leadership at Waldorf University. I was pleased with the program. It is a reasonably affordable Masters program (currently $360 per hour) and the tuition includes the textbook. Rating strictly on affordability, its a 5 out of 5. I have been enrolled in several online programs so I have some experience to base my decisions on. It is really not a bad program. If you are looking for a reasonable affordable Masters degree then this might be the program for you. I honestly don't have anything really bad to say about the program. The professors are a mixed bag (some good some not so good) but that is probably the same at any school. If I was pressed to say anything negative about the program it would be that some of the professors do not respond to your questions in a timely fashion but are generally helpful if given enough time to reply back."
Aaron Crighton
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2015
  • Degree: Business
"I went to this school for two years after transferring community college credits. The education is excellent, the instructors are responsive and helpful, and are well qualified, and the academic advisors and other staff are also helpful and responsive. This is a physical college, and you get a real sense of connection with them even as an online student like me. I recommend Waldorf to those looking for a decent education that will challenge them. They have high placement rates as well."
Jason Shaw
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2015
  • Degree: Child Development
"I have been attending Waldorf College for about a year and a half, and my degree is nearly complete. Waldorf has provided me with an excellent college experience. I've attended large state universities, small community colleges, and other online schools. Waldorf has out shined all of them. I never had to pay for a book because Waldorf has received a book grant, the professors are all very friendly and go out of their way to help even wayward students like me, the curriculum is structured to make sure that the students have ample time to complete their assignments, and each course has its own identity with regard to assignments; assessments, research papers, PowerPoint Presentations, etc. The application and admission process was lightening fast and easy as could be. Financial aid is almost an after thought because the staff handles everything except actually filling out your FAFSA. The school staff communicate very well through each phase of the application process and throughout my time as a student. My adviser routinely communicates with me via email to check on my academic progress and to see if I have any questions or comments for her. When I have a question or problem that I email her about, she always responds within an hour or two at the most, or first thing in the morning if I email her at night. I feel like I am the reason that Waldorf exists, that is how much personal attention they have shown me. I have attended colleges where I didn't even know my adviser's name. Waldorf has some great people working there. I feel that I am receiving a top notch education from Waldorf College. Waldorf is very small relative to other colleges, but I believe that to be a positive. I have had several of the same professors for different courses, all psychology courses, which is another plus because I know their expectations and their teaching methods so I stand a better chance of attaining the highest grade. I highly recommend Waldorf to anyone looking to further their education, but especially working professionals with little or no time for sitting in a classroom."