Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$29,770

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
460
75th
540
25th
490
75th
22
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 782
Declined 436
Total Received 1,218
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Private

777

undergraduate students

143

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 920
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

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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 Setting: Small town

Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell, SD
57301

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
460
75th
540
25th
490
75th
22
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) April 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 25
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 782
Declined 436
Total Received 1,218

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$15,485

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,700
Room $3,350
Board $4,200
Additional fees $1,070
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $38,320
Average Financial Aid - $15,485
Total with Avg. Aid $22,835

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 333-8506, extension 2654
F: 605 995-2122

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, softball, table tennis, volleyball (outdoor/sand)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other. yes
Accounting. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Christian Studies. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
General Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Graphic Design. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

920

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

777
students

Female
57%
442

Male
43%
335

16%

143
students

Female
62%
89

Male
38%
54

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

649
students

Female
53%
344

Male
47%
305

16%

128
students

Female
77%
98

Male
23%
30

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 25

Spring: January 7

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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