Dakota Wesleyan University

1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
Tel: (605)995-2600
Private not-for-profit | 796 students
Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to be a leading university that educates students to identify and develop their individual talents for successful lives in service to God and the common good.

School Overview:

Dakota Wesleyan University
CountyDavison County, SD
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
62 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment796 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
697 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
99 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
734 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
62 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
1%1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
2%6%
% White
91%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,750$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,750$24,744
 
Percent Admitted73%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-600460-573
ACT English (25-75%)17-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1885 by the United Methodist Church, Dakota Wesleyan University is one of South Dakota's oldest and finest liberal arts colleges. Dakota Wesleyan believes your education is about developing the whole person, mind, soul, and spirit and providing you the opportunity to explore your leadership potential in service to God and your community.
  • Dakota Wesleyan University provides degree in Art, Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Church and Community, Church Music, Communication, Computers and Multimedia, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Religion and Philosophy, Sociology, Special Education, Theater, Wildlife Management . Secondary Education is offered in 12 subjects.
  • Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to be a leading university that educates students to identify and develop their individual talents for successful lives in service to God and the common good.
  • Dakota Wesleyan University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, continuously since 1916. The university is also accredited or approved by the South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Board of Nursing, United Methodist University Senate, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.
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