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Colleges / Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University

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

Dakota Wesleyan University Student Life

Dakota Wesleyan University is on a 50-acre campus in the small town setting of Mitchell, South Dakota.

Dakota Wesleyan University Student Activities

Dakota Wesleyan University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Dakota Wesleyan University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Dakota Wesleyan University has the Future Teachers Organization. In fact, more students participate in the Future Teachers Organization than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Dakota Wesleyan University include Student Nurses Association, Multi-Culture Club, Human Services Club and Student Ministry Council.

Dakota Wesleyan University students' favorite campus traditions are Blue and White Days (homecoming), Spring Week and Family Life Conference.

Dakota Wesleyan University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for sophomore
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 45%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 429
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 402
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 55%

Dakota Wesleyan University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Dakota Wesleyan University students live off campus. In 2022, 45% of undergrads at Dakota Wesleyan University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 55% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dakota Wesleyan University. There are 429 spots available in on-campus housing for all 759 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 402 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Dakota Wesleyan University offers coed housing.

Dakota Wesleyan University Athletics

At Dakota Wesleyan University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dakota Wesleyan University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Dakota Wesleyan University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Dakota Wesleyan University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Dakota Wesleyan University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Dakota Wesleyan University has campus patrol from 2am to 6am by special request only.

Plan a Visit to Dakota Wesleyan University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Dakota Wesleyan University, take Interstate 90 to Mitchell, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Joe Foss Field airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Dakota you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dakota Wesleyan University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Dakota Wesleyan University

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Dakota Wesleyan University Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

74%

In State

26%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

87%

3%

3%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.14%

Undergraduate Students

759

Graduate Students

77

Non-Resident / International Students

7

Dakota Wesleyan University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

836

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,770

Out-of-State

$29,770

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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