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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Dordt is an above-average private, Christian college located in Sioux Center, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,377 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dordt acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 69% of students, Dordt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,000.
About Dordt College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Website

Dordt College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$24,109/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,771/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,167/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,237/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,042/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,377Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Holistic
    43%
  • Respectful
    29%
  • Reformed
    14%
  • Welcoming
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • It's home
    83%
  • Maverick
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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I love Dordt College because of the friendships and the community I have experienced here. As a student wanting to grow in my education as well as my Christian faith, this place has helped me become the person that God has created me to be. I am going into my sophomore year of college, and I was so excited to come back! It is home to me. The small class sizes allow me to get to know more students and my professors on a first-name basis. There is not much that I would recommend they change. This school is a great choice!
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My top three favorite things about Dordt is the welcoming community, professors that really care about you and your education, and the Christ-centered atmosphere. Dordt sits in a small, conservative town in Northwest Iowa with a deep Dutch and Christian Reformed heritage. There is a Walmart and multiple restaurants in town and Sioux City and Sioux Falls are both around an hour away. Everyone is very welcoming at Dordt and with a small condensed campus you're sure to run into friends and acquaintances on your way to class.
I LOVE it at Dordt. The education is great, professors are friendly, and campus is so fun! The community here is amazing and I've made so many friends in the past two years. If you're looking for a great Christian college, check Dordt out!