Dakota Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 669 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dakota Wesleyan acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 48% of students, Dakota Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
Dakota Wesleyan University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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
Sport and Fitness Management13 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies10 Graduates
Human Services9 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- 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
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
Dakota Wesleyan University Reviews
The best thing about Dakota Wesleyan University is the small campus and small classes. The small campus makes it easy to get to classes on time. The small classes provide a more one-on-one way of teaching. Professors learn your name and are closer to students than a bigger state school. A least favorite part of Dakota Wesleyan University for me would have to be the cafeteria. It seems as if they serve the same things over and over again.
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.
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.