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Dakota Wesleyan University Admission Requirements

Mitchell, South Dakota

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Chances of getting into Dakota Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
64%
Admission Difficulty for Dakota Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Dakota Wesleyan University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Dakota Wesleyan University is 64%.  It ranks #1 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Dakota Wesleyan University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 782 out of 1,218 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 950/1110 ACT 18/23). Dakota Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.36. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Dakota Wesleyan University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Apr 30.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 8% of students submitted SAT scores and 92% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Dakota Wesleyan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
8%
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dakota Wesleyan University?

Dakota Wesleyan University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. Dakota Wesleyan University ranks #9 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >77%
1030 to 1110 Avg + 64%-77%
950 to 1030 Avg - 48%-64%
870 to 950 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 870 Low <33%
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Dakota Wesleyan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
92%
ACT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dakota Wesleyan University?

Admission data indicates that Dakota Wesleyan University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dakota Wesleyan University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 64%-79%
18 to 20 Avg - 52%-64%
16 to 18 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 16 Low <39%
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Dakota Wesleyan University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.36
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Dakota Wesleyan University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Dakota Wesleyan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dakota Wesleyan University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in South Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dakota Wesleyan University accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% of Dakota Wesleyan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dakota Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dakota Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 366 852 1,218
Accepted 258 524 782
Acceptance Rate 70% 62% 64%
Enrolled 76 100 176
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 19% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 30, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 30, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dakota Wesleyan University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dakota Wesleyan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dakota Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Dakota Wesleyan University prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Dakota Wesleyan University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dakota Wesleyan University?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Dakota Wesleyan University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dakota Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1110. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dakota Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.