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Dakota Wesleyan University
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  • 4 Year
  • MITCHELL, SD

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Dakota Wesleyan is a private, Christian university located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 654 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dakota Wesleyan acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 55% of students, Dakota Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.

About

1200 W UNIVERSITY AVE
MITCHELL, SD 57301
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference

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.

DWU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$21,830 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,033 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 10 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
654 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
56%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Motivated
    63%
  • Outgoing
    25%
  • Hick
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 12 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 14 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Small and comfortable
    57%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Small yet Big
    14%
  • Underrated
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
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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