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 1030 - 1340, 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 33 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Dort Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dordt College was reported as 75.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,430 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 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 Dort, 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dort has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.0%
  • 2017-2018: 72.1%
  • 2018-2019: 73.2%
  • 2019-2020: 75.5%
  • Projected Dort Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 68.6%

How Does Dort Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dordt College is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwestern College69.5%
Augustana College66.9%
University of Sioux Falls91.5%
Morningside College63.1%
Buena Vista University57.4%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dort (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 670
Math520 - 670
Total Score1030 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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