Dakota Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 668 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dakota Wesleyan acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 52% of students, Dakota Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
NAIA Division II
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Dakota Wesleyan University Rankings
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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
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
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!
It is a smaller campus which makes everyone feel like a big family. The campus itself has very pretty scenery which makes going to school a lot better. They have trees all around campus which makes it very easy for you to go out and hang your hammock if you want. The cafe at DWU has gotten so much better in the last few years, they just got a new catering staff and they do such a good job.
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.