Dakota Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dakota Wesleyan University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Dakota Wesleyan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 514 out of 676 applicants were admitted making Dakota Wesleyan University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Dakota Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Dakota Wesleyan University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT6%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||410|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||840|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 640. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1040 to 1240||Avg +||76%-84%|
|840 to 1040||Avg -||65%-76%|
|640 to 840||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 640||Low||<52%|
Dakota Wesleyan University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT96%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dakota Wesleyan University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>84%|
|22 to 24||Avg +||76%-84%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||65%-76%|
|18 to 20||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 18||Low||<52%|
Avg. High School GPA3.22*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about 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 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in South Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Dakota Wesleyan University accepts 76% of all applicants.
75% of Dakota Wesleyan University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||9%|
|Top 25% of class||36%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Bottom 50% of class||25%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||41%||35%||38%|
Applications are DueAug 25, 2020
Days left to Apply277
Applicants have 277 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 25, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Dakota Wesleyan University before the Aug 25 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.