Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, United States
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Overview of Dordt College

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,376
    • Men:747 (54.3%)
    • Women:629 (45.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dordt College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
4
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
-
1
History
2
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
498 4th Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Sioux Center, IA  51250-1697
Phone
(712) 722-6080
Fax
(712) 722-1967
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,130 (76.94136291600634%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,730 (23.05863708399366%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dordt College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001859
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,481
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,861

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dordt College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


62.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (82)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Agriculture, Business/marketing, Education, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    7,308

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    110 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Weather


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

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    50 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
    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 of College Housing


    90% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    10%

    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

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


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

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    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


    Dordt College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, plia, future teachers, ag club, lacrosse club, defenders of life

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,345

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,376
    Women
    629
    Men
    747

    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

    Number of Graduate Students


    29

    Student Resources

    Study resources