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Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University is a private, religious school in the town of Mitchell, South Dakota. Dakota Wesleyan University was founded in 1885. The college enrolls around 836 students a year, including 759 undergrads.

Dakota Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate 2019

It is moderately difficult to get into Dakota Wesleyan University. Dakota Wesleyan University admitted 73% of all applicants in 2019. Out of 659 applications received in 2019, 483 students were offered admission.

Dakota Wesleyan University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%

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Dakota Wesleyan University is locatedin Mitchell, South Dakota,.

If you are interested in seeing Dakota Wesleyan University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Mitchell, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Joe Foss Field.

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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

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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.


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