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Dordt University Data & Information Overview

60 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Dordt University Ranked?

#428 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in IA
Teacher Assistant/Aide Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Dordt University was awarded 60 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher assistant/aide.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Dordt as #428 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Dordt held the #648 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Dordt also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dordt?

73% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Dordt University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Dordt is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 13% 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 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dordt University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Dordt University  ( 520 to 660 )
Dordt received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Dordt University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Dordt University Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
65% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Dordt University, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dordt University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dordt University

83% Freshmen Retention
70% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Dordt University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Dordt the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 70%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dordt University.

Dordt University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,339 Full-Time Undergraduates
6.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,436 undergraduates at Dordt with 1,339 being full-time and 97 being part-time.

How Much Does Dordt University Cost?

$24,313 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
$31,368 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Dordt is $24,313. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dordt

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,035 $20,101 $23,412 $26,186 $28,244

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dordt, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Dordt, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,842 a year. That adds up to $31,368 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.

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How Much Money Do Dordt Graduates Make?

$48,164 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Dordt make around $48,164 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Dordt students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Dordt University

Iowa State
1,339 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt University is a private not-for-profit institution. Sioux Center is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Dordt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 7Th St Se, Sioux Center, IA 51250-1606
Phone: 712-722-6000

Dordt University Majors

88 Majors With Completions
398 Undergraduate Degrees
58 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 88 majors graduated from Dordt University. Of these students, 398 received undergraduate degrees and 58 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 69 $33,652
Nursing 27 $57,054
Finance & Financial Management 25 $43,786
Mechanical Engineering 23 $61,563
General Biology 15 NA
Accounting 15 $47,578
Marketing 15 NA
Civil Engineering 13 NA
General Psychology 12 NA
General Business/Commerce 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dordt University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dordt

38% Take At Least One Class Online
20% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 675 students took at least one online class at Dordt University. This is an increase from the 639 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 675 365
2019-2020 639 302
2018-2019 240 180
2017-2018 174 138
2016-2017 54 18

Learn more about online learning at Dordt University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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