Dort Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dordt College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Dort and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,014 out of 1,386 applicants were admitted making Dort a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Dordt College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Dort SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT15%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dordt College?
Dordt College typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1210 to 1360||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1060 to 1210||Avg -||61%-73%|
|910 to 1060||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 910||Low||<48%|
Dort ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT83%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dort?
Admission data indicates that Dort regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dordt College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>82%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||73%-82%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||61%-73%|
|19 to 22||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 19||Low||<48%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dordt College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dordt College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dort accepts 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||12%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
75% of Dordt College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||17%|
|Top 25% of class||35%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Bottom 50% of class||25%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||28%||32%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply187
Applicants have 187 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Dort before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Dordt College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153250 IPEDS survey data for Dordt College.
Frequently Asked Questions
15% of students submit their SAT scores to Dort. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to Dort. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1360. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.