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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

Acceptance Rate
66.7%
Admission Difficulty for Dakota Wesleyan University
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Dakota Wesleyan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 611 out of 916 applicants were admitted making Dakota Wesleyan University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if 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 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Dakota Wesleyan University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dakota Wesleyan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1020

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 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >78%
1020 to 1150 Avg + 67%-78%
890 to 1020 Avg - 54%-67%
760 to 890 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 760 Low <41%
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Dakota Wesleyan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Dakota Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
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 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #9 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dakota Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >79%
21 to 24 Avg + 67%-79%
19 to 21 Avg - 57%-67%
17 to 19 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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Dakota Wesleyan University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22*
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dakota Wesleyan University accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.22 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Dakota Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 321 595 916
Accepted 234 377 611
Acceptance Rate 73% 63% 67%
Enrolled 80 85 165
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 23% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
192

Applicants have 192 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 30, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Dakota Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Dakota Wesleyan University. Admission competition is low and the college has 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 890 and 1150. 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 19 and 24. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.