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Dordt College is situated in Sioux Center, Iowa in the United States. It is a private, liberal arts, Christian college. Dordt College was established in 1953 as Midwest Christian Junior College. The College has a 115-acre campus. The College offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in a wide range of subjects in the field of arts, humanities and sciences. Pre-professional programs in health, law, architecture and seminary are also available at the College.

Dordt College has gained membership of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The College has also participated in the Great Plains Athletic Conference and NCCHA Conference. Some of the games that the Dordt College athletes participate in are baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, track events, hockey, and lacrosse. Among the notable alumni of the College include Randall Palmer, Chief political correspondent for Reuters, Canada; and Mark Vogelzang, President of Vermont Public Radio.

Profile of Dordt College

The main campus of Dordt is in Sioux Center, IA (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a Christian Reformed Church institution. Dordt is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Dordt offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to animal science and care.

Dordt Selectivity

Dordt does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 610. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 480 or more.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Dordt had 1, 301 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Dordt makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Dordt belong to the Great Plains Athletic Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, the mission of Dordt College is to equip students, alumni and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. We carry out our educational task by: + Developing a biblical understanding of creation and culture + Discerning the pervasive effects of sin throughout our world + Celebrating and proclaiming the redemptive rule of Christ over all of life and all of creation + Nurturing a commitment for challenging the forces that distort God's good creation and all of human activity + offering academic programs, maintaining institutional practices, and conducting social activities in a visionary, integrated, biblically-informed manner + Fostering a climate in which discipleship becomes a practiced way of life both on and off campus"

Dordt Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching55elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, curriculum and instruction, teacher aide, music teaching, science teaching, business teaching, special ed, . . .
Business and Management50business, accounting, human resources, MIS, non-profit management, finance, business management, marketing
Liberal Arts38liberal arts and sciences, English, history, American history, Spanish language, political science, speech and rhetoric, social studies, . . .
Engineering20mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, biomedical engineering, engineering, civil engineering
Religion and Philosophy16theology, missionary studies, philosophy, religious music, bible studies, theology and religious vocations
Science14biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology
Therapy and Counselling12psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12exercise science, health and fitness
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art
Animal Science and Care10animal science, various animal sciences courses
Media9public relations, communication studies, radio and television, journalism, communications tech
Family and Social Work7social work
office and Administration6administrative assistant
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural operations, various agricutural courses, agriculture, agricultural supply
Art Studies5art studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts4fine arts, art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and administration
Music3music performance
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science, environmental studies
Landscaping and Horticulture2plant sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2registered nursing
Medical administration0medical secretary
Engineering Technician0engineering technology
Drama and Performing Arts0acting, theatre design, drama
Medicine0medical preparatory

Contact: Dordt

Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE

Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697

General Phone: (712) 722-6000


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