As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt College equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.
In the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 college lists, Dordt College was honored with the highest ranking of any college in Iowa, fifth on the Best Regional Colleges list. Dordt College has been ranked for the last 23 years, and this is the 12th time Dordt has been listed as a top 10 school.
A long-standing cross cultural requirement means that the world is our classroom. Many students take advantage of the opportunity to participate in off-campus programs and learn in another cultural context. We maintain academic relationships with institutions in Korea, the Netherlands, and Zambia.
Our alumni regularly report that they’ve felt very well prepared for graduate school. For example, nine out of 10 Dordt pre-medical program graduates are accepted into medical school; the national average is one in three applicants.
Home to the Defenders, Dordt College competes in 15 varsity sports: men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, cross country, and golf. In addition, men's football, men's baseball, women's softball, and women's dance teams are also offered.
Athletics at Dordt College reflect the fact that Dordt College is a Christian college. Whether on the field or in the classroom, we acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and the Word of God as the basis for all we do.
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Dordt college seeks to provide a holistic learning experience in which both classroom and other educational activities work hand-in-hand with every other aspect of a student's experience. We call it co-curricular.
We don't make chapel mandatory, but 2/3 of our students regularly attend to be enriched.