103 reviews
  1. Mitchell, SD
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Dakota Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
850-1220
ACT Scores Range
18-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Dakota Wesleyan University

Cost

Net Price
$17,413/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,800/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,190/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,989/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,738/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,346/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
675Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
58%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    83%
  • Hick
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.12 responses
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After Dakota Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Dakota Wesleyan University Reviews

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The classes which are offered by the school encourage a sense of adventure! They challenge you to try new things and to explore new avenues of yourself. There is such a variety that you can take classes that are all in your specialty field and yet still cover most of your Gen-Eds. The professors are there for you. They don't grade down in you disagree with them and they are willing to be flexible with how the class learns and completes projects.
Dakota Wesleyan University is one of the finest small schools in the nation. It provides ample opportunities to explore and grow in your major and provides assistance to make sure that you have the tools to succeed in your field. The staff are ready to be there for you and help you through the college experience. If you have questions, they are eager to help answer them. The Student Life and Activities Board both work tirelessly to make sure that the students are looked after and that they have opportunities to grow and develop friendships. Best of all, DWU has the air of a Christian School. You will not find a school more devoted to the Christian Faith and to the Church.
Throughout my time at Dakota Wesleyan University, I have seen sicknesses come through the dorms, and have even seen death visit the dorms. However, it is of paramount importance to point out how these unavoidable things were dealt with. They were dealt with professionalism and speed. Campus security is tight as to provide safety but not so tight as to restrict your lifestyle. The police are always ready to come and take care of a situation if the need be, but in the end, it's not needed because the community of the college regulates itself.