Dakota Wesleyan University

103 reviews
  1. Mitchell, SD
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Dakota Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
850-1220
ACT Range
18-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,413/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,800/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,190/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,989/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,738/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,346/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
50%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
675Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
58%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    75%
  • Hick
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.11 responses
Poll
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After Dakota Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

103 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    46
  • Average
    35
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
Dakota Wesleyan is small and almost every student is involved in some way
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Staff and faculty will go out their way for you. The don't treat you like just another student paying their paycheck, in no time you become family. The faculty goes out of their way to make it to sporting events, musical concerts,and theater performance.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Dakota Wesleyan University is one of the finest small schools in the nation. It provides ample opportunities to explore and grow in your major and provides assistance to make sure that you have the tools to succeed in your field. The staff are ready to be there for you and help you through the college experience. If you have questions, they are eager to help answer them. The Student Life and Activities Board both work tirelessly to make sure that the students are looked after and that they have opportunities to grow and develop friendships. Best of all, DWU has the air of a Christian School. You will not find a school more devoted to the Christian Faith and to the Church.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago