Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College is a Christian liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Dordt grants undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and all classes feature a reformed Christian perspective. As a Christian institution, Dordt holds weekly chapel services and videos of chapel are archived on the college website. In addition, Dordt features a student-run program called Putting Love Into Action that coordinates service-learning trips and projects and every year students gather at nearby Lake Okoboji for an annual spiritual retreat.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Reformed Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
39%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
85%
Submitting ACT
15%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1210
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,533
Total Number of Undergrads
1,448
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,792
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$30,870
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,870
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,590
Books and Supplies
$1140

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,673
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,506
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,484

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,090
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,990
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
83%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Defenders
School Colors
white, black, and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux Falls
Des Moines
Grand Rapids
Minneapolis
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
96%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,300

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
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!
Sarah from Tucson, AZ
You will grow spiritually. You will gain friends for a life time. You will achieve greatness.
Brittany from Stanwood, WA

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