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Dort Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Dort? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 937 out of 1,342 applicants or 70% were admitted making Dort a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Dordt College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 548 794 1,342
Accepted 434 503 937
Acceptance Rate 79% 63% 70%
Enrolled 171 194 365
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 39% 39%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Dordt College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Dort regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dordt College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1360
SAT Reading 520 680
SAT Math 530 670
ACT Composite 22 29
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >81%
25 to 29 Avg + 70%-81%
22 to 25 Avg - 60%-70%
19 to 22 Reach 48%-60%
Less than 19 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >80%
1205 to 1360 Avg + 70%-80%
1050 to 1205 Avg - 58%-70%
895 to 1050 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 895 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dordt College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dordt College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dort accepts 70% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dordt College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153250 IPEDS survey data for Dordt College.



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