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College Profile: Dordt College

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Dordt College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college located in Sioux Center, Iowa, near the location where Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota meet. This community of about 6,300 is 45 miles (72 km) north of Sioux City, Iowa, and 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The school was founded in 1955 and is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC). The name is a reference to the Synod of Dordt. The college’s goal is to help students discover God's plan for their lives and equip them for their calling. Each subject area attempts to view the world through the eyes of God and challenges the student to respond accordingly. Dordt College annually enrolls about 1,300 students from more than 30 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 10 other countries, with a faculty-student ratio of 15:1. U.S. News & World Report has included Dordt in its “America’s Best Colleges” listing since 1993 and in 2008 it was tied for #3 among American colleges. The College was founded in 1955 and is committed to a Reformed, Christian perspective that embraces the Bible as the word of God. Since its inception, the College has grown to twenty-five buildings located on a 115-acre (0.47 km2) campus. In addition to its undergraduate degree programs, Dordt College also offers the Masters in Education (M.Ed.) degree.
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA
712-722-6000 (general)
712-722-6087 (financial aid)
712-722-6080 (admissions)

Mission Statement

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, the mission of Dordt College is to equip students, alumni and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. We carry out our educational task by: Developing a biblical understanding of creation and culture Discerning the pervasive effects of sin throughout our world Celebrating and proclaiming the redemptive rule of Christ over all of life and all of creation Nurturing a commitment for challenging the forces that distort God's good creation and all of human activity Offering academic programs, maintaining institutional practices, and conducting social activities in a visionary, integrated, biblically-informed manner Fostering a climate in which discipleship becomes a practiced way of life both on and off campus

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Christian Reformed Church

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Dordt College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,424 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
1,103 Fall Applicants1,311 Total Dormitory Capacity
865 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
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