Dordt University

Private, Four-years School Located in Sioux Center, IA

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How much is the Dordt tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Dordt's tuition & fees is $35,960.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,460 when a student lives on-campus.

Dordt Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$35,960
Books & Supplies Costs$1,010
On-campus Room & Board$10,990
On-campus Expenses$3,500
Off-campus Room & Board$11,330
Off-campus Expenses$4,460
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$38,497

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Dordt for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $158,541 at Dordt. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $218,664. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $129,967.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$37,373$52,077$31,168
Sophomore (2024-25)$38,842$53,762$32,031
Junior (2025-26)$40,369$55,508$32,923
Senior (2026-27)$41,956$57,317$33,845
4 Years Total$158,541$218,664$129,967
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$38,842$53,762$32,031
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,369$55,508$32,923
Junior (2026-27)$41,956$57,317$33,845
Senior (2027-28)$43,605$59,192$34,797
4 Years Total$164,773$225,779$133,596
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,369$55,508$32,923
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,956$57,317$33,845
Junior (2027-28)$43,605$59,192$34,797
Senior (2028-29)$45,319$61,136$35,782
4 Years Total$171,249$233,153$137,347
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,956$57,317$33,845
Sophomore (2027-28)$43,605$59,192$34,797
Junior (2028-29)$45,319$61,136$35,782
Senior (2029-30)$47,100$63,149$36,799
4 Years Total$177,981$240,795$141,223
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$43,605$59,192$34,797
Sophomore (2028-29)$45,319$61,136$35,782
Junior (2029-30)$47,100$63,149$36,799
Senior (2030-31)$48,952$65,237$37,851
4 Years Total$184,976$248,714$145,228

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Dordt' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
Dordt University$35,960
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Dordt and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Dordt UniversitySioux Center, IA$35,960$9,820
Grand View UniversityDes Moines, IA$33,450$9,278

Financial Aid and COA

At Dordt University, 1,409 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,118.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Dordt is $31,342 for students living on-campus and $32,642 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 424 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,920 and the average amount of student loans is $9,946.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,460
COA (off-campus)$52,760
Tuition & Fees$35,960
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,500
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,800
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,342
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$32,642
Average Financial Aid$20,118
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,40992%$20,118
Pell Grants28018%$4,727
Federal Student Loan69545%$5,970
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid424100%-
Grants or Scholarships424100%$21,920
Federal Grants15436%$2,872
Pell Grants8320%$4,638
Other Federal Grants7117%$807
State/Local Grants6716%$6,306
Institutional Grants424100%$19,881
Student Loan Aid21952%$9,946
Federal Student Loans21952%$5,039
Other Student Loans20548%$5,242

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Dordt's acceptance rate is 73.23%. A total of 1,595 applicants applied to and 1,168 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 440 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 37.67%.
To apply to Dordt, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,595978$617
Admitted1,168682$486
Enrolled440233$207
Acceptance Rate73.23%69.73%78.77%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)37.67%34.16%42.59%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Dordt. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,170 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1701,0501,290
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW580530630
SAT Math590520660
ACT Composite252128
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math242027
ACT English242028

Student Population

Dordt University has a total of 1,861 students including 1,618 undergraduate and 243 graduate students. By gender, there are 896 male students and 888 female students attending Dordt. The school offers online degree programs and 371 students enrolled online exclusively (19.94% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,784 896888
Undergraduate1,535 808727
Graduate249 88161

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address700 7th St SE, Sioux Center, IA
Phone712-722-6000
WEBhttps://www.dordt.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered121 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered3 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate87.67%
Yield34.31%
Student Population1,861
Graduation Rate67%
Retention Rate80%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties89 (Full-time), 48 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs217 (Full-time), 100 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$58,923
Average Staff Salary$56,387