Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$27,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
11%
24-29
35%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 483
Declined 176
Total Received 659
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Private

759

undergraduate students

77

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 836
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational

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50-acre campus in Mitchell (population: 15,603), 71 miles from Sioux Falls. Served by air and bus; larger airport and train serve Sioux Falls.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Joe Foss Field

Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell
57301

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Future Teachers Organization
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Multi-Culture Club
  • Human Services Club
  • Student Ministry Council

Top Events

  • Blue and White Days (homecoming)
  • Spring Week
  • Family Life Conference
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus patrol from 2am to 6am by special request only

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
11%
24-29
35%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 27
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.36

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 483
Declined 176
Total Received 659

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $26,700
Room & board $6,950
Additional fees $940
Total $34,590

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Services, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

836

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

759
students

Female
54%
412

Male
46%
347

9%

77
students

Female
48%
37

Male
52%
40

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

688
students

Female
54%
367

Male
46%
321

10%

71
students

Female
64%
45

Male
36%
26

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
87%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

90

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 27

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Job Fairs
  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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