Dakota Wesleyan University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1200 West University Avenue

Mitchell, SD 57301-4398

(605) 995-2650

(800) 333-8506

Fax: (605) 995-2699



Contact: Melissa Herr-Valburg

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1200 West University Avenue

Mitchell, SD 57301-4398

(605) 995-2600

www.dwu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 705

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 163

Degree-seeking undergrads: 682

Graduate enrollment: 28

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 58%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Web/Multimedia Design B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) A
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Service and Leadership B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Dakota Wesleyan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(605) 995-2600
Website:www.dwu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.dwu.edu/apply
Address:1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:996
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:638 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$26,050
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,050
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,691

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Dakota Wesleyan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services231
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Education74
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Health Professions and Related Programs12
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4
Philosophy and Religious Studies3
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total5405

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education4
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total25

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dakota Wesleyan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$26,050
Out-of-state$26,050
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,500
Out-of-state$13,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid177100%
Grant or scholarship aid177100%$15,691
Student loan aid16392%$7,916

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid71779%$13,994
Federal student loans66674%$6,906

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dakota Wesleyan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Dakota Wesleyan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants655370285
Percent admitted100%74%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%26%28%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Dakota Wesleyan University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment996
Undergraduate enrollment879
Graduate enrollment117

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Dakota Wesleyan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

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