Dordt College

355 reviews
  1. Sioux Center, IA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Dordt College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Website

Dordt College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$24,187/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,485/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,366/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,848/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,865/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,344Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Holistic
    60%
  • Reformed
    20%
  • Respectful
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • It's home
    75%
  • Maverick
    25%

After Dordt College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

355 reviews
  • Excellent
    56
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    130
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    24
I lived in Covenant, which is the farthest from classes of all the resident buildings. We each get one roommate, compared to the other girl's dorm which has 4 girls to a room (although sometimes you can get in with less). I thought in Covenant, the room size was great. You have the opportunity to do all sorts of things with your room, in the other dorm, not so much. I spent the night in West and I found it claustrophobic. If you don't mind the walk (and I actually love it, gives me some exercise :) ), then Covenant is great! The bathrooms are shared with the whole wing, but they are kept very clean and I have enjoyed the community that comes from having shared bathrooms.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
Dordt College features high quality athletic facilities. There is a large Recreation Center on campus, which features a wide variety of equipment for workout and sports. All equipment is in good enough supply to be used by a very large number of students at the same time. The equipment is kept in good condition and never has quality issues or breakdown. Overall, the campus does an excellent job of encouraging and rewarding physical fitness among the student body. The school community is very supportive, and games always record a high attendance. The value of sport is imbibed into students as one of the common values shared by all students. Athletics bring the entire student body together. The school has various teams in sports, and rewards participation with scholarships. Team members are driven, and strive to balance their social lives, academics, and athletics.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
The atmosphere at the college is very chill and relaxed. The students are nice and polite to each other, and the faculty does its best to help the students learn. The campus is very Christ centered and there are always events that can be attended. The classes are interactive and much of the content is hands on in some way. One change that I would suggest is the food. The facilities are nice for the small amount of people on campus yet the food quality could definitely improve as well as the variety.
  • Freshman
  • 27 days ago