B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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

Dakota Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
776-1029
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Dakota Wesleyan University

Cost

Net Price
$19,115/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,562/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,995/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,219/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,733/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
696Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
51%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
48%
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
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Dakota Wesleyan University Reviews

106 reviews
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DWU is great! The teachers are very helpful and want you to do great. I am in football and the teachers do an awesome job of working around your schedule. The campus scene is really cool as well. New buildings are in the new future and DWU continues to grow each and every year.
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The college was great for it pushed a student to try their best and drive harder to have great expectations. Although some professors did not encourage a student but discouraged them, telling them they were not good enough or they were not fit to the degree they were achieving. The certain professors were very negative.
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.