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Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD 4-Year Private

About Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Mitchell, SD

Founded in 1885, Dakota Wesleyan University currently enrolls around 836 students a year, including 759 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2019, the total market value of the school endowment was $20,867,997. For each full-time student, Dakota Wesleyan University spends about $5,526.

Admissions Facts About Dakota Wesleyan University

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average GPA: 3.36

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 27

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Dakota Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Dakota Wesleyan University. The acceptance rate at Dakota Wesleyan University is 73 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.36 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Dakota Wesleyan University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Dakota Wesleyan University, around 67 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 109 students who started at Dakota Wesleyan University as first-time freshman, 30 graduate within four years.

Around 42 percent of students who started at Dakota Wesleyan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 95 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $37,564 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Dakota Wesleyan University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Dakota Wesleyan University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1200 West University Avenue Mitchell, SD 57301-4398

Campus Setting: Small Town

Dakota Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 27

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 27

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dakota Wesleyan University is Aug 27.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dakota Wesleyan University is Aug 27.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Dakota Wesleyan University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

18 to 26

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dakota Wesleyan University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Dakota Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dakota Wesleyan University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Dakota Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$34,590

In State

$34,590

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,700
$26,700
Fees
$940
$940
Housing
$6,950
$6,950
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Dakota Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 836 students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University, including 759 undergraduate students and 77 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from SD and 26% percent of students are from other states.

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

74%

In State

26%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

836

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,640

Out-of-State

$27,640

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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