Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

Dordt, founded in 1955, is a church-affiliated college. Its 65-acre campus is located in Sioux Center, in northwest Iowa.

Website: www.dordt.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,376
Undergraduate
Students
(45.7%) 629 Women
(54.3%) 747 Men
29
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,355 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
21-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,460
Tuition and Fees
$30,870
Room and Board
$9,590
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$25,520
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,481
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
80
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Sioux Center Population
7,308
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Defenders
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
89.8% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students
9.2% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies   1
History 2  
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
498 4th Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
Phone
(712) 722-6080
Fax
(712) 722-1967
E-mail
admission@dordt.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
August 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,355 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 623 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 732 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
426 (42%) of 1,022 admitted students enrolled
Women
192 (41%) of 470 admitted students enrolled
Men
234 (42%) of 552 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
39%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,460
Tuition and Fees
$30,870
Room and Board
$9,590
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001859
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
327 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
269 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
269 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
131 (48.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$25,520
Need-Based Gift
Received by 266 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,387
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 268 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,133
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 55 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (21.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,530

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,053 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
897 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
897 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
382 (42.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$25,109
Need-Based Gift
Received by 894 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,569
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 895 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,540
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 153 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
297 (22.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,291

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,481
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,075
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
313
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
52
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
1,147
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,861
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Network and System Administration/Administrator
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, Other
  • Superintendency and Educational System Administration
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Agriculture, Business/marketing, Education, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
80
Part-Time Faculty
25
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
63%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Sioux Center Population
7,308
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
110 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
42 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Defenders
School Colors
Black and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse     x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, plia, future teachers, ag club, lacrosse club, defenders of life
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,376
Women
629 (45.7%)
Men
747 (54.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,345
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
89.8% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students.
9.2% from 26 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
29

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Average Starting Salary
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 2%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 1%

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