Dordt College (Dort)

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Dordt College can be found in Sioux Center, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around a thousand students are enrolled at Dordt College.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1420 - 1830, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 - 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Dort average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.52 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 75 percent with 37 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Dort Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Dordt College was reported as 75.4% in Fall 2013 with over 1,360 applications submitted to Dort. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Dort SAT Scores: 1420 - 1830
  • Dort ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Dort Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Dordt College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dordt College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dordt College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.6%
  • 2010-2011: 84.0%
  • 2011-2012: 79.6%
  • 2012-2013: 78.4%
  • 2013-2014: 75.4%
  • Projected Dort Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.5%

How Does Dort Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dordt College is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwestern College76.1%
Augustana College68.1%
University of Sioux Falls96.9%
Morningside College53.4%
Buena Vista University69.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dort (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 610
Math500 - 630
Writing470 - 590
Total Score1420 - 1830
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 29
Composite Score21 - 28
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