Mitchell, South Dakota

Dakota Wesleyan University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Dakota Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Dakota Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1040

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Dakota Wesleyan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

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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%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Dakota Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 296 380 676
Accepted 226 288 514
Acceptance Rate 76% 76% 76%
Enrolled 93 100 193
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 35% 38%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 25, 2020
Days left to Apply

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Dakota Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

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.