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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
Dakota Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 689 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dakota Wesleyan acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Athletic Training. Graduating 60% of students, Dakota Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
NAIA Division II
Great Plains Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education12 Graduates
Athletic Training10 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems8 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management7 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4 Graduates
Graphic Design4 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.12 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
Dakota Wesleyan University Reviews
My education was absolutely relevant to what I wanted to do after I graduated. So instead of graduating with a list of classes, I graduated with a list of experiences that helped me get a great job right away. It is a small, but filled with opportunities!
Dakota Wesleyan University is an amazing college. It's a smaller school, but a great environment. Professors have stronger bonds with students and its an environment where everybody knows everybody.
Great Atmosphere! Very nice students. Small Classes where professors get to know you and want you to succeed!