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Dakota Wesleyan University
Dakota Wesleyan University 1200 W University Ave Mitchell, SD 57301 Phone: (605) 995-2600
  • General Information
    About Dakota Wesleyan University

    Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs, preparing students for meaningful careers and lifelong intellectual adventure. The University affirms its relationship with the United Methodist Church and fosters diversity in an inclusive atmosphere. DWU encourages the dialogue between mind and soul, simultaneously building relationships, developing whole persons, and promoting service to God and humanity.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 538
    Percent Admitted 81%
    Men Admitted 84%
    Women Admitted 76%
    Full Time Retention Rate 62%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 340 520
      Math 400 540
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 25
      English 16 25
      Math 17 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 879
    Native American 12
    Asian 11
    African American 23
    Hispanic 38
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 659
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 11

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