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Dordt University
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  • 4 Year
  • SIOUX CENTER, IA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

700 7TH ST SE
SIOUX CENTER, IA 51250
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
From Dordt University

At Dordt University, students are challenged and changed in light of God’s Word. Faith is integrated into every area of learning, and students are taught to think critically and judge wisely for the rest of their lives.

We take academics seriously. Faith is foundational to every class, and classes are rigorous. Our students are known in the industry as well-rounded workers, and are sought after by various industries. This is reflected in our 100% career outcome rate for the class of 2021—whether students go into the workforce or on to graduate school.

At Dordt, 40% of our students come from more than 400 miles away, so you’ll make friends from across the country and around the world. And, 90% of our students live on campus—which makes for excellent community. Also, our students have the opportunity to be involved in numerous co-curricular activities. For example, 47% of our students participate in athletics, and 21% participate in music.

Dordt University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1060-1330
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$25,982 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,042 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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. 24 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 25 responses

Majors

Nationally recognized for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal

For the sixth year in a row, Dordt has ranked #1 in the nation for student engagement by The Wall Street Journal. This means that students feel informed, inspired, and challenged by their education. Additionally, our faculty were ranked #1 in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Report (Regional Colleges Midwest). Our faculty know students by name and invest in them.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,339 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
97
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Holistic
    38%
  • Respectful
    25%
  • Welcoming
    25%
  • Reformed
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 18 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • It's home
    71%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Maverick
    14%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 10 responses

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