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  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    your stuff is pretty much safe, not many people lock their doors. and sioux county, while it has its flaws, is a very safe community which is great.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have intramurals, sports, prayer teams, bible studies, business club, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    great for those who are academic... it's a great place but you get a ton of homework. everyone here also seems to be from a dutch heritage and has gone to a crc church.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    don't date before tri-state.

    Bang for the buck

    depends on which classes you take. some are totally worth your money, some not so much.

    What to do for fun

    it's sioux center (aka, nothing to do) so you'll have to be good at making your own fun.. which is good, too!

    Food and Dining

    the commons can be alright sometimes but most of the time people complain about it. the grille is pretty good, and we have an on-campus coffee shop run by the business club.

    Dorm Life

    it's alright, depends on what type of personality you have.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are just busy work, but there are quite a few challenging classes as well. lots of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will meet a lot of people in the first few weeks, and the classes will seem impossible at first but don't give up! also, it's important to have a christian perspective on everything.

    In three sentences

    dordt is a great college to grow in knowledge as well as faith. it is located is in a rural community. people here also love to be dutch!

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students wishing to continue on to graduate school Nursing students Students who wish to be teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make lots of friends, study, and get involved with student activities as much as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Dordt is a difficult liberal arts college for academics and has been nationally ranked by the Princeton Review. If students like to be challenged or want to continue on to graduate school Dordt is an excellent school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The small student population is excellent for making long lasting friendships and forming community.

    Am learning a lot

    Dordt College has exceptional academics and wonderful professors. The professors challenge you and you learn important information about your major throughout your time at Dordt.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    W.O.P- women of promise. For girls to talk with other girls about anything. There are bible studies and mentors.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to be around people who are caring, loving and know how to have a good time in the corn fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The secret spot... you'll have to find out.

    What to do for fun

    Prank rooms (you'll get really creative). Go to Walmart. Campus golf. Sports. Commons. Gift. Praise and Worship. Church. Chapel.

    Food and Dining

    Same stuff all the time. You start to get really creative towards the end of the year with all the hidden gems in the commons. A must try is a suicide (mix every drink together, including milk and coffee). Good times. Chef salad is my personal favorite and the BLTs are awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Nice rooms and there are stack-able furniture so everyone's room is different. If you get bored of your set up, stay up till 2am rearranging it with friends. Covey is the best and the main hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    Some tough classes but the teachers are great. Psych 201. And when you get an A on an assignment you feel like you can do anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Great college but sill a bit pricey/

    In three sentences

    You will grow spiritually. You will gain friends for a life time. You will achieve greatness.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    VERY safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    What to do for fun

    We love hanging out outside with friends and going to school events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all of Dordt's financial aid they are wiling to offer!

    In three sentences

    I love everything that Dordt College has to offer! The community on campus is the best part about living on campus. The different choirs and sports teams are a great way to meet new friends!

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be challenged.

    What to do for fun

    Movie theater nearby, golf course nearby, activity center, lots of extracurricular activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, don't screw around in high school

    In three sentences

    Excellent choice. They have challenging courses and a warm atmosphere. Excellent place for an excellent education.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its a very safe place and everyone makes you feel at home. Everyone knows everyone else.

    Greek Life

    Not really anything Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    A fair amount of campus activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Who like to work hard and like to hang out with people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really sure.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive here, but there is a fair amount of scholarships that you can try and get.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, hanging out with friends, campus golf, movies, pranks, going to hockey, basketball games, etc

    Food and Dining

    There's a grill area for burgers and all sorts of stuff if you miss the dining hall times. The dining hall usually has a a few options of food choice. There is also a coffee shop.

    Dorm Life

    The social life is great, with dorm activities and everyone knowing everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    Dordt encourages you to work hard and is willing to work with you to achieve your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great college and place to get to know people with a great atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Its been a great experience. The atmosphere is fun and the teachers care about how you do in their classes. There is lots of people to help you out if needed.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel 100% safe all the time.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities at Dordt.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian Passionate

    What to do for fun

    Although Dordt is located in a small town, it is near two major cities and there is also always something going on on campus.

    In three sentences

    Dordt is a beautiful, God-filled, passionate school. The presence of Christ and love for one another is felt every day and true learning occurs in every classroom.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    8 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus and a safe community surrounding.

    Greek Life

    more like Dutch life hahha

    Clubs and Activities

    Chorale is awesome! Also the Bible studies on campus are great! There are also mission trips like AMOR and PLIA during breaks that I have heard are an awesome experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is friendly, outgoing, not afraid to meet new people, ok with freezing cold weather at times, love small schools, can live in a very small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are lots of unusual traditions. Sophomores will drive Freshman or any new student to the secret spot. Students will decorate the statue infront of the classroom building. Dordt Walks are very common for couples on campus. Students will play campus golf on sunny days. There are MANY more as well.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience here was definitely worth the money i spent

    What to do for fun

    Sioux Center is a small town but people always know how to find fun things to do with their free time. It helps you to be more creative.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very outgoing and they make moving in as easy as possible. They also do a great job matching you up with the best roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a smaller school so they do not have as many connections to larger companies and organizations as would a large school. That is the only reason I left. Otherwise it is a great school, especially for Agriculture majors!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions about anything be sure to call the school. They are always very helpful and also try to help as much as possible in the financial department as well. They make higher education much more affordable!

    In three sentences

    I really enjoyed Dordt while I was a student here. The students and faculty were very welcoming and helpful. The community at Dordt College is very small and close knit.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Anytime something happens the school handles it well. There is an overall low crime rate. Located in a small, dutch, Christian town which helps keep anyone on campus more at ease.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that is willing to challenge themselves and get done what needs to be done.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There seems to be a tradition that on the first major snow fall the upper upperclassmen guys run around in their boxers late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience here has helped me grow already.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Find your future life partner. Go to the rec center or all seasons center (students get in free but rentals at all seasons center still come with a charge).

    Food and Dining

    Decent food. College actually does cater out through same service that cooks in the dinning commons. Seems to get repetitive fairly quickly. Will take recipe suggestions for something new to cook.

    Dorm Life

    Its a dorm. You get what you make of it. It is best to figure out who the nice RAs are and who are the strict ones. If you use your brain you will do fine. Buildings seem to keep most noise levels down so long as you keep your door closed when you want quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes look to challenge you on many levels. Best to know something about the subject going into the class (unless it specifically says it is an introduction to....). While academics can be challenging plenty of resources available to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out about the sticker price, plenty of financial aid available for anyone.

    In three sentences

    Great school that incorporates the Christian life with your studies. Easy to find and make new friends. Gives a challenging curricular experience.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None.

    What to do for fun

    Play cards? Check out the local coffee shop. Drive to Sioux Falls, SD.

    Food and Dining

    Carrie foods cater's Dordt College. The food is of high quantity, but low quality. Frozen, fat filled, sodium rich foods won't fail to make your stomach church.

    Dorm Life

    The resident assistants really engage in their hallmates. It's a fun time.

    Academic Rigor

    Dordt really challeneges it's students. The professors are of mostly top-notch quality. They really care about and engage in their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't date before tri-state!

    In three sentences

    Dordt College has a friendly, warm, and welcoming community. However, sometimes cliques and small town drama is difficult to avoid. Overall, the professors, and cozy environment make this college worthwhile.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Strong academic students, strong Christian students, and students who love community

    What to do for fun

    donut runs, campus golf, intramurals, going to sporting events on campus, activities on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    study!! Dordt is a great school but professors will expect you to bring your A game

    In three sentences

    Dordt is a great school with great people and a great community. There will be a challenge academically, but outside of that Dordt is a great place. A place where tyou can really find a nitch and feel that you really have a place here.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Dordt College has a game room where there are cards, pool, bowling, ping pong tables, and other game activities. There is also an indoor swimming pool right across the campus in the All-Seasons Center, with slides, hot tubs, and other water activities. Also, there is a movie theater in town and the people offer to invite students to do fun stuff as well.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast is usually the best meal of the days, even though it is the same every day. The main lunch meals are okay, not really the greatest but there is an Ala Cart line if needed. Supper is a coin toss, there could be great supper meals and then some really bad ones.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, the RA's are wonderful and they really want to get to know you. It can be noisy, but that is what is expected in every dorm life. There is also a lot of bible studies in the dorm's, which is a great way to get to know everyone one and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Dordt College, is very high academic school and demands a lot of students. They set up a lot of tutors and appointments to help students achieve in their grades. To add on, they have certain GPA for students to stay in college activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip is that there are a lot of Christian elements in the school. Most of the core programs of Dordt, are Christian related subjects that the professors teach. As well, it is a high academic school, so there is a good amount of homework.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college to learn and most importantly grow stronger spiritual in the Lord. The professors teaches students how to live in a secular world while still clinging on to their faith. Not only that, but mostly everyone is friendly and helpful.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Dordt College has many activities available every week. Students each receive an email weekly that contains a list of daily activities that will occur. Multiple intramural sports, dances, and dorm activities are a few college-hosted activities, but there are other options as well. The college is near to the ice cream capitol of the world - the Blue Bunny headquarters! So ice cream is only a short trip away! Another popular option is a late-night doughnut run, where students drive to a bakery open past midnight that sells incredibly delicious doughnuts for only a dollar each!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Dordt College now exceeds everyone's expectations. The college recently upgraded services, so the food is exceptional quality without costing much more! With multiple selections of food at each meal and a large variety each week rather than a weekly meal schedule, the food and dining service ensures that students never get bored of the food.

    Dorm Life

    Upon registering for Dordt College, each student fills out a questionnaire that aims to match students with possible room mates with whom they share common interests. Students usually end up rooming with another student who will become a long-time friend during their time at college. Dorm life is incredibly exciting, with activities hosted throughout each month within or between wings.

    Academic Rigor

    With a great selection of majors, minors, and courses to take, Dordt College ensures that everyone gets the education they want, with flexibility for changes later. The professors are readily available for questions, and they give an appropriate amount of homework that assists in learning of material and development of skills, yet also leaves time for a social life. The great variety of classes at Dordt ensure that all students are well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals upon graduation.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Dordt is a very safe campus. There are not any issues that I know of. I was a bit iffy at first, because my sisters have stories about things that have happened at their colleges. But Dordt isn't anything like them. Campus security is always driving around to make sure things are safe. Nothing has happened that I know of.

    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus... All you have to do is show up for the meetings. There are also tons of activities going on. The website lists things that are happening on each day.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for everyone. Dordt is very welcoming to all people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    odd location - the burning bush... It is a statue that looks like French fries. also Gift..... another weird statue...

    Bang for the buck

    It is a private college. It is expensive. You have to get scholarships or lots of loans.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater in town. There is a nice bike trail. There is a park down the road with a swimming hole. The student symposium is always coming up with activities. Play board games or cards with friends...

    Food and Dining

    Everyone says that the food is better than last year. It was great at the beginning of the semester, but lately it seems to be going downhill. It really needs some work... Otherwise it is hit and miss.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. There is always stuff going on. The girls dorms have air-conditioning, so they are the best place to hang out for the first couple weeks of school. It can be really quite on the weekends, but there are always people around, you just have to get out a little bit.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. Nursing, Engineering, and Agriculture are the top three, not for sure which order. All of the sections are growing. The professors are very helpful, if you need help all you have to do is ask. There are also upperclassmen that tutor through the ASK center, it is free to students. It is a huge help. The classes are rather small. There is only one lecture hall that holds more than 100 students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Girls, West Hall is great, it puts 3-4 girls into two rooms with the bathroom in between. A bathroom in your room is great, you have to clean it though. If you are more of a Social person then Covenant Hall is the better fit for you. Everyone always has their door open, and it has community bathrooms. Guys, yeah two words, no air-conditioning. At least until Junior or Senior year. It isn't really all that bad though. Everyone has fans. There was really only one week where it was crazy hot. There is usually a good breeze to keep it cool.

    In three sentences

    I really love Dordt. It is a great atmosphere. It is a great Christian College. They are accepting of any Christians. They will accept atheist, but they wouldn't like it, because every class you hear about God. All of the classes are looking at things from a Christian perspective. Most the students come from Christian High Schools, but there are many from Publics schools. I myself came from a public high school. Dordt has opened my eyes to so many things. I have learned so much and I am not even through the first semester.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is located in small town Iowa, so there is very little threat to your safety.

    What to do for fun

    Right across the street is the All Seasons Center, where you can ice skate or swim, both for free. There are many sporting events to go to, where you can show off your Dordt pride. There is a late night doughnut shop in an adjacent town, which is a popular place on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Many days, the food is good. And if none of the hot options look good, the sandwich bar is always open!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! There are many different activities to do with your dorm and with your wing, plus there are activities with the dorms of the opposite gender as well.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some easy classes, but also some more difficult classes. It is recommended that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours should be spent outside of class studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades in order to receive more financial aid. This college is a small Christian college, so it is a rather expensive college to attend, but the education is worth it.

    In three sentences

    Dordt College is an awesome school with many different majors and opportunities for most students. They have especially good education and nursing programs. It is also in small town Iowa, so it is a very safe school.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You always feel completely safe. There's never any worry about being stolen from.

    What to do for fun

    Sioux Center is a very small town, but does have a movie theater. The college also has a bowling alley, pool, rec center, game room, and ice rink.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, but nothing exceptional.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice and everyone is very friendly. The RAs are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and require hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on the ACT and look into applying for Dordt's many scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Dordt College has strong academics and challenging classes. It also has a small, tight-knit Christian community. It's a great environment to learn in.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Dordt is in a small town that is relatively safe overall. Their has been a few minor theft incidents on campus.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Most degrees offer clubs to join. Their are also clubs for service and outreach mission trips. Too many clubs to mention really, so basically, there is a club for almost any interest or activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a strong Christian influence as part of their college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight donut runs to the local bakery. WOW (Week of Welcome) for all incoming freshman and transfer students which helps students get acquainted. The Grille is a spacious facility for students to meet on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    As a private college, Dordt is more expensive than state schools but also brags a high job placement rate upon graduation.

    What to do for fun

    The REC center is open until late so students can play sports or exercise. Dordt has several competitive sports teams that are fun to watch. The local bakery is open all night so many students go on midnight donut runs. Dordt competes with Northwestern College in Orange City in a musical talent show (NCDC) that is very entertaining which usually includes a guest celebrity judge. There are also local coffee shops where students meet to relax or do homework. There is a game room in the basement of the campus center which includes a bowling alley, ping pong, pool and foosball tables along with many board and card games and room for students to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Dordt changed their food service provider this year and it has been an improvement. They offer more healthy choices for meals and the food tastes better than last year

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is part of what makes Dordt College a close, caring campus. All students (accept any married students or local commuters) are required to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Dordt are challenging but achievable with good class attendance and help through peers, study groups and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students is to get involved quickly in campus life, take advantage of free workshops and speakers and attend chapel and praise and worship sessions to make for a well-rounded college experience.

    In three sentences

    Dordt has a pretty campus nestled in a caring Christian community. Dordt continues to make improvements both on class room buildings and campus asthetics. The professor to student ratio is approx. 1:20 which makes it easier to get one on one help if needed.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 19

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fencing Club Swing Dancing Skate Inter-mural Enter in photo and movie contests Go to concerts Go to plays Hang with friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. No matter what school you go to, reserve time to study and do your homework.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. The people here are very friendly. There is a fair amount of things to do, even though it is in a rural area.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 19

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus with little vandalism or theft.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of different clubs for each major and lots of sports teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian community seeking students.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center and play games and hang out with your friends in the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good, and there are always options to eat different types of foods. There is a grill for latenight snacks or meals.

    Dorm Life

    There are always people doing things, and opportunities to do activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Very strong academic programs and excellent staff to support the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a mind set to be challenged and to work hard.

    In three sentences

    A very good acedemic school with high standards. A great Christian community. A school with lots of opportunities.