Dakota Wesleyan University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Mitchell, SD

$28,750

Avg tuition

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About Dakota Wesleyan University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Dakota Wesleyan University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Mitchell, South Dakota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 880, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 67%. The university offers 54 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $28,750.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

67% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1150

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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880

Students Enrolled

15%

Online Student Enrollment

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

83%

Hispanic

7%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

36% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

29

Total Online Enrollment

135

Student Location Breakout

15% 85%

Percent of Programs Online

54% On-campus

46% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate 50% online

Bachelor's 41% online

Graduate Certificate 100% online

Master's 80% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

53%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,844
State Grant Aid $1,157
Institution Grant Aid $13,488
Pell Grant Aid $4,453

Financial Outlook

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.