Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$32,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
30-36
16%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined 411
Total Received 1,558
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Private

1,386

undergraduate students

351

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Dordt University (formerly Dordt College), founded in 1955, is a private, liberal arts, church-affiliated college. Its 110-acre campus is located in Sioux Center, IA.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,737
Established in 1955
Coeducational Coeducational

150-acre campus in Sioux Center (population: 7,579), 45 miles from Sioux City and 55 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Served by air; major airport and bus serve Sioux City. School operates transportation to Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and local airport.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Gateway Airport or Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Dordt University
498 Fourth Avenue, NE
Sioux Center
51250

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus

Top Organizations

  • PLIA
  • Future Teachers (FACT)
  • FLAME (Business club)
  • Swing Dance Club
  • Defender Capital Management Club

Top Events

  • Talent Extravaganza
  • Defender Days
  • 24-hour prayer
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
79%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
30-36
16%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,147
Declined 411
Total Received 1,558

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
class rank
talent/ability

Not Considered

application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animal Sciences, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
History, General
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry
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1,737

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

1,386
students

Female
46%
639

Male
54%
747

20%

351
students

Female
49%
171

Male
51%
180

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,319
students

Female
46%
598

Male
54%
721

5%

67
students

Female
62%
41

Male
38%
26

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 70%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
28%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

23

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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