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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1110|
|Average SAT Score||1030
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
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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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.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||19%||23%|
Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 30, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Dakota Wesleyan University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
8% of students submit their SAT scores to Dakota Wesleyan University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.