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Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA 4-Year Private
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Dordt University Admissions

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Dordt University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Dordt University's admissions stats.

Dordt University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 87%
Waitlist No

Dordt University Application Deadlines

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Applying Early to Dordt University?


Dordt University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Dordt University directly for more information about early applications.

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Transferring to Dordt University

For more information on transferring to Dordt University, contact the school directly.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Dordt University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Dordt University

What does Dordt University consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Dordt University for more information on admission factors.

Dordt University Application Requirements

To apply to Dordt University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Dordt University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dordt University?

Students admitted to Dordt University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At Dordt University 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Dordt University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Dordt University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Dordt University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Dordt University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 23% of Dordt University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 87% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Dordt University?

To be competitive with other Dordt University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dordt University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dordt University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dordt University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Dordt University?

To be most competitive at Dordt University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dordt University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dordt University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Dordt University Admissions FAQs


Do I have to submit test scores to Dordt University?

❌ No, Dordt University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dordt University?

🟨 Dordt University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Dordt University?

🟨 Dordt University may or may not offer early action. Information on early action including EA acceptance rates have not been provided.

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Dordt University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Dordt University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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Dordt University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1230

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Math SAT Range

510 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Dordt University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.65

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Dordt University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,737

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,600

Out-of-State

$34,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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