Dort Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dordt College
How hard is it to get into Dort and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,040 out of 1,443 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Dordt College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% 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||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 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|
|1380 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1255 to 1380||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1130 to 1255||Avg -||60%-72%|
|1005 to 1130||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 1005||Low||<47%|
Dort ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT85%
|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||28|
|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 #5 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dordt College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>81%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||72%-81%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||60%-72%|
|19 to 22||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 19||Low||<47%|
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 #10 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 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||37%||35%||36%|
Applications were DueAug 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2019.
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.