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Dordt College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1955
Affiliation: Christian Reformed
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,266
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

498 Fourth Avenue NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250

Website

http://www.dordt.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@dordt.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Quentin Van Essen
Admissions office telephone: (800) 343-6738
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 1 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.dordt.edu/offices/admissions/apply/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A 1
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 6 N/A
Total academic units 17 25

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 89%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 89%
Total applicants: 844
Total acceptances: 755
Total freshman enrollment: 346
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 388
Male acceptances: 347
Male freshman enrollment: 159
 
Female applicants: 456
Female acceptances: 408
Female freshman enrollment: 187
Out-of-state freshmen: 56%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 53%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 76%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 17%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 620
Math: 490 – 600
Combined: 950 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.7% 6.7%
600-699 23.3% 20.0%
500-599 26.7% 46.7%
400-499 31.7% 18.3%
300-399 11.6% 6.7%
200-299 0.0% 1.7%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 87%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 20 – 27
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.2% 15.8% 11.2%
24-29 43.9% 39.3% 43.2%
18-23 40.9% 39.6% 38.0%
12-17 3.0% 5.3% 7.6%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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