Tuition & Fees

$26,050

$26,050

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 478
Declined + 173
Total Received 651
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Private (nonprofit)

25

undergraduate students

77

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 6155
ACT 3906

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
46%
400-499
38%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
55%
400-499
29%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
34%
400-499
58%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
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School Facts

Dakota Wesleyan, founded in 1885, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus is located in Mitchell, 60 miles from Sioux Falls.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 835
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Mitchell, SD

50-acre campus in Mitchell (population: 15,539), 71 miles from Sioux Falls. Served by air and bus; larger airport and train serve Sioux Falls.

Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
46%
400-499
38%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
55%
400-499
29%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
34%
400-499
58%
300-399
8%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
August 25
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 478
Declined + 173
Total Received 651

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Fredel Thomas
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 333-8506
F: 605 995-2699
admissions@dwu.edu

Cost

Tuition $25,750
Room & board $6,800
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $33,850
Average Financial Aid - $23,023
Total with Avg. Aid $10,827

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,023

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,521,501
State $42,239
Institutional $5,113,739
Other external
Total $6,677,479

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $128,500
Institutional $1,442,336
Other external
Total $1,570,836

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Member of Great Plains Athletic Conference
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Stem Leadership
Christian Leadership
Communication
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Digital Media/Design
Education
Education Policy/Administration
English
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Finance
General Science
General Studies
History
Human Services
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Nonprofit Administration
Nursing
Nursing/R.N.
Principal Certification
Psychology
Religious Studies
STEM Instruction
Secondary Certification
Special Education
Sport/Exercise/Wellness
Sports Management
Theatre
Wildlife Management
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Undergraduate

3%

25
students

Female
48%
12

Male
52%
13

Graduate

9%

77
students

Female
48%
37

Male
52%
40

undergraduateFull-time

Not reported

undergraduatePart-time

%

25
students

Female
48%
12

Male
52%
13

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 25

Spring: January 7

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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