Dakota Wesleyan University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Mitchell, SD

$28,700

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 781, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 64%. The university offers 60 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $28,700.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

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.

64% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

44% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not 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

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1110

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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933

Students enrolled

14%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

Demographics

White

85%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

3%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

34% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

128

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 83% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $28,700 $28,700
Graduate $15,300 $15,300

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $7,350
On-campus other expenses $1,850
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,000
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,850
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,010

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $38,900 $38,900
Off-campus without family $39,550 $39,550
Off-campus with family $32,710 $32,710

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

34%

State Grant Aid

97%

Institution Grant Aid

97%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,975
State Grant Aid $2,740
Institution Grant Aid $15,316
Pell Grant Aid $4,117

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. 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.