74%

Acceptance Rate

$15,668

Avg.Financial Aid

003461

FAFSA Code

About Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,024

Website

www.dwu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1200 W University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6059952600
Fax: 6059952723
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Dakota Wesleyan University, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

900 - 1060

ACT Range

19 - 24

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Dakota Wesleyan University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 890-1150 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Dakota Wesleyan University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 19 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398. They can also call them at (605) 995-2600.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$22,500

Average Annual Cost

$26,700

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$940

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,350

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,850

Total One Year Cost

$37,840

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to DWU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $39,250. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($28,750), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($7,300), and budget for other expenses ($1,850). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

71%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$303

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

71 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

24 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

24 Graduates

Biology, General

15 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

11 Graduates

Psychology, General

11 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

10 Graduates

Human Services, General

9 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

5 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

4 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

4 Graduates

Behavioral Sciences

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

3 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

1 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

884

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

78%

Part-time

22%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

83% White

2% Unknown

2% Black

6% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

8%

Unknown Location

28%

Out Of State

64%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$47,602 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,350/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,000/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,000/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

royal blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great Plains Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At DWU, $7,300 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Dakota Wesleyan University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at DWU costs around $4,000 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,750

$27,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$163 - 285

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,668

Students Receiving Federal Grants

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,505

Students Receiving State Aid

24%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,188

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$13,795

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,792

$30K - $48K

$19,130

$48K - $75K

$15,699

$75K - $110K

$13,785

> $110K

$15,281

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at DWU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,844, whereas the financial aid is $13,488. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $1,157, while the institutional aid is $13,488.

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