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Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
1,024
Dakota Wesleyan University overview
Location Mitchell, South Dakota
Online dwu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Dakota Wesleyan University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 916 prospective students applied, and 611 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 165 enrolled in the school.  722 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 302 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $27,700 plus fees of $1,050. Dakota Wesleyan University is ranked 825 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Dakota Wesleyan University is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Dakota Wesleyan University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
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SAT 890/1150
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.22
Applications Accepted
66.7% 
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Applications Due Apr 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$27,700
Costs for Dakota Wesleyan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,050
Room and Board $7,300
Budget for Other Expenses$1,850
Total One Year Cost$38,900

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dakota Wesleyan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 37%
Business 13%
Education 9%
Biology 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219091 IPEDS survey data for Dakota Wesleyan University.

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