Dakota Wesleyan University is on a 50-acre campus in the small town setting of Mitchell, South Dakota.
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.
This table offers information on housing at Dakota Wesleyan University.
|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.
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||√||√|
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.
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.
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