759
Students
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
73
73%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Dakota Wesleyan University is a Comprehensive institution located in Mitchell, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell, SD  57301-4398
United States
Contact Mrs. Melissa Herr-Valburg
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@dwu.edu
Phone: 605-995-2600
Fax: 605-995-2699

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences Related Checkmark
Computer Software And Media Applications Related Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Adult And Continuing Education Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business Teacher Education Checkmark
Education Checkmark
Education (multiple Levels) Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Related Checkmark
Public Policy Analysis Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark Checkmark
Homeland Security Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

659
Applied
483
Accepted
759
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

264
Females Applied
187
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

395
Males Applied
296
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.36
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 27th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 27th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 18 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,700
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Fees

940
Full-time student fees
6,950
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

21,889
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,660
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
9,320
Avg. Loan Aid
10,158
Avg. Grant Aid
13,425
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

759
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.45%
Black or African American 3.4%
White or Caucasian 87.35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5%
Asian 1.22%
Two or more races 2.99%
Other 0.14%

Gender

Male (45.72%)
Female (54.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 45%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Blue and White Days (homecoming), Spring Week and Family Life Conference

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Future Teachers Organization, Student Nurses Association, Multi-Culture Club, Human Services Club and Student Ministry Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus patrol from 2am to 6am by special request only

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

70
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 50
Part-time - 20
Male - 27
Female - 43