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#6 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

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Sioux Center, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Dordt College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.2%
Admission Difficulty for Dordt College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Dordt College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Dordt College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1210

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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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dordt College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Dort ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
ACT Scores for Dordt College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Dordt College
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dordt College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Dort GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Dordt College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Dort. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dordt College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

75% of Dordt College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dordt College students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dordt College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 478 908 1,386
Accepted 377 637 1,014
Acceptance Rate 79% 70% 73%
Enrolled 147 181 328
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 28% 32%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
185

Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dordt College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dordt College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dordt College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Dordt College prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Dort. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dordt College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Dordt College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Dordt College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 83% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.