Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,385 undergraduate students
98% of undergrad students are full time
52% male — 48% female
59% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
84 full-time faculty
58 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio
Retention Fall 2015
81% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-Year Graduation Rate 2015
68% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||2%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||7%|
|Two or more races||0%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||9%|
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A Co-Curricular Experience
The Dordt College learning experience includes much more than the time students spend in the classroom. The non-curricular aspects of college life play a vital role in students’ education. Dordt uses the term “co-curricular” to describe the wide range of activities that develop and enhance what is taught in the curriculum.
Service and Community
The college works to foster an attitude of service and loving obedience by planning social and devotional activities, as well as community-building and service projects. Such activities are not considered mere additions to the academic task, but a critical part of developing Christian insight.
Dordt College is committed to increasing the ways in which classroom learning is enhanced by structured educational experiences outside the classroom. The college has included a cross-cultural component in its Core Program that requires students to explore another culture, either through coursework, study abroad, or volunteer service. In addition, Dordt College has encouraged faculty to develop service-learning opportunities, which combine reading and research with planning and executing a related service project.
Professors at Dordt College are committed to education and good teaching. Faculty are leaders in their fields, but at the same time they genuinely care about students as individuals. Professors know their students by name. They know their passions, and they work with each student to help realize their dreams and goals.
Dordt has a Core Program with a curriculum that provides a foundation of history, philosophy, and theology, as well as various communication skills. Other core courses in language and the arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciences provide a broad context for more specialized studies.
Majors, pre-professional programs, and a master’s program provide in-depth insight into the nature and demands of a variety of vocations and professions.
A capstone course dealing with contemporary issues helps students formulate answers to the four questions above as they move from the undergraduate academic setting into a larger world.
A Thriving Campus Community
Dordt students have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of roles and activities on campus. Since 90% of students live right on campus, there are many opportunities to participate in activities including athletics, music, theatre, mentoring and small groups, worship, and much more.
Community is more than a feel-good buzzword at Dordt. On Dordt’s residential campus, students live side by side, from first year students up to seniors. This gives juniors and seniors a chance to help set the tone for campus and become leaders in a wide variety of ways.
The residential campus is alive with activity: Students can join one of over 40 different clubs or participate in ministry opportunities such as optional weekly Chapel, student-led praise and worship, or service projects to different countries.
Dordt also has opportunities for intercollegiate and recreational athletes, with state of the art indoor and outdoor facilities.
In a recent survey of 2014 graduates, 98.6% were employed within 6 months of graduation. Nursing, engineering, and pre-medical students outperform their peers across the country in measurable areas such as NCLEX (nursing), the FE exam (engineering), and acceptance into medical school (4 in 5 Dordt pre-med students are accepted into medical school, compared with 1 in 3 nationally).
In addition, Dordt graduates are sought after by employers who have experienced the value of a Dordt education.
There are many support services on campus for students as well. The Academic Skills Center, available to all students at no cost, provides an unprecedented level of service to students via tutoring and homework help. Faculty, staff, and administration at Dordt are all committed to helping students succeed in their college careers, and the Career Development Office has a similar goal: to help students find great internships and employment opportunities during and after their time at Dordt.
To view an infographic with data on the most recent graduating class, please go to http://dordt.edu/about/heoa/placement_infographic.pdf
Admissions Fall 2015
1,342 Total Applicants
937 Total Admissions
365 Total Freshman Enrollment
69.82% of applicants admitted
Freshman Profile Fall 2015
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||460||650|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016
|Room and Board (on campus)||$8,350|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$36,630|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
100% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
75% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid
$14,773 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,274 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates
Scholarships are awarded for academics, activities, major courses of study, and more, based on a wide variety of categories including need, location, high school rank, GPA, and SAT or ACT scores. Scholarships range up to $14,000, but several scholarships can be put together to make the total scholarship package much greater.
Scholarships for freshmen:
Scholarships for upperclass students:
To learn more about admissions at Dordt College, please visit http://www.dordt.edu/admissions