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Dakota Wesleyan University

  • Mitchell, SD
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 759
    total students
  • $22,700 | $22,700
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 27
    fall application deadline
  • 73%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 510
    sat math
  • 500
    sat reading
  • 470
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software and Media Applications Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Adult and Continuing Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration and Social Service Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

73% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied659
    • Accepted483
    • Acceptance Rate73%
    • Enrolled759
    • Female Applicants264
    • Females Accepted187
    • Female Acceptance Rate70%
    • Male Applicants395
    • Males Accepted296
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.36
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 27th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 27th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 500 420 600
    • SAT Math 510 400 600
    • SAT Writing 470 400 530
    • ACT Composite 22 18 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$22,700
    • Out-of-state tuition *$22,700
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$6,900.00
    • Room only *$2,900.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students759
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.37%
    • Black or African American3.29%
    • White or Caucasian84.58%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.45%
    • Asian1.19%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.9%
    • Unknown.13%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.95% representing 2 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students26% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 45%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Future Teachers Organization, Student Nurses Association, Multi-Culture Club, Human Services Club, Student Ministry Council
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other campus patrol from 2am to 6am by special request only

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No Division X Yes
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division X Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes Division X Yes
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty70
    • Full-time Percentage71%
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Female Percentage61%
    • Male Percentage39%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 718 students to 63 faculty

Location & Contact

Dakota Wesleyan University

1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
USA

Mrs.Melissa Herr-Valburg

Director of Admissions

Phone: 605-995-2600 ext. 2652
Fax: 605-995-2699
Email: admissions@dwu.edu



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