Dakota Wesleyan University

1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, United States
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Overview of Dakota Wesleyan University

About this school

Dakota Wesleyan, founded in 1885, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus is located in Mitchell, 60 miles from Sioux Falls.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:759
    • Men:347 (45.7%)
    • Women:412 (54.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dakota Wesleyan University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1200 West University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Mitchell, SD  57301-4398
Phone
(605) 995-2650
Fax
(605) 995-2699
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 27
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 659 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 264 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 395 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
290 (60%) of 483 admitted students enrolled
Women
151 (81%) of 187 admitted students enrolled
Men
139 (47%) of 296 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |18-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,030 (70.90766002098636%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,950 (18.23189926547744%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,150 (3.016789087093389%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,990 (7.843651626442812%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dakota Wesleyan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
164 (92.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
151 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
151 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$21,889
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 61 (40.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,378
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 115 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,420
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
11 (6.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,227

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
823 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
739 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
739 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 237 (32.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,425
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 432 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,777
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10 (1.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
27 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,158

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,564
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Mathematics, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,550

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


50

Part-Time Faculty


20

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dakota Wesleyan University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Services, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Education

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


15,484

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
89 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
71 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls
Nearest Bus Station
Mitchell
Nearest Train Station
71 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Royal and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dakota Wesleyan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, future teachers organization, student nurses association, multi-culture club, human services club, student ministry council

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


688

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
759
Women
412
Men
347

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 3.4% Black/African-American
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 88.2% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


0.9% from 2 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


77

Student Resources

Study resources