Dordt University Overview
Dordt University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sioux Center, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Sioux Center draws many to the area.
What Is Dordt University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Dordt is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Dordt.
- In 2019-2020, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Dordt bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,164 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Dordt student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Dordt University Rankings
Dordt is ranked #393 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Dordt has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Dordt.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Dordt has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Dordt University?
Contact details for Dordt are given below.
|Address:||700 7Th St Se, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606|
How Do I Get Into Dordt?
You can apply to Dordt online at: www.dordt.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Dordt
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Dordt?
Approximately 63% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 25% of students accepted to Dordt submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 623. Math scores were between 540 and 660.
Can I Afford Dordt University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dordt, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,936 a year. That adds up to $31,744 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Dordt is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Dordt University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 226 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,339 full-time undergraduates at Dordt, 54% are male and 46% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dordt University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||7|
|Hispanic or Latino||41|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Dordt University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Dordt. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and Indonesia.
Online Learning at Dordt University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dordt has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Dordt
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Dordt University was $32,820 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Dordt is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of Dordt
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dordt University was 172.8%. This is the #306 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Dordt regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Dordt majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Curriculum & Instruction||27%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Dordt ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Dordt.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#10|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Dordt University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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