#7 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Dordt College

Sioux Center, Iowa

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Dordt College overview
Location Sioux Center, Iowa
Online dordt.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Christian Reformed Church
Dordt College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Dordt University, established in 1955 and located in Sioux Center, Iowa, offers a Christ-centered education dedicated to a Reformed, biblical perspective. The university encourages students to apply their faith to every area of life which includes scholarship, work and service. Dordt provides a residential campus environment, with a majority of students living in on-campus housing options that range from traditional dormitories to apartments and suites. While Dordt's campus is in a rural setting, it maintains connectivity with the larger community and is about an hour's drive from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Academically, the institution is known for its strong programs in education, engineering, agriculture, social work, and business administration among others, and has a moderately selective admissions process. While Dordt might not be distinctly known for its athletic prowess, it competes in the NAIA as the Defenders, fielding teams in a number of sports.

In the most recent statistical year 1,476 prospective students applied, and 1,294 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 444 enrolled in the school.  1,482 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 379 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,000 plus fees of $600. Dort is ranked 486 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Dort is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Dordt College overview
SAT 1020/1260
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.65

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Dordt College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,010
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $10,990
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$50,100

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dordt College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 23%
Business 17%
Engineering 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Agriculture 6%

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Last updated February 24, 2024