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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.

Website: www.dwu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
759
Undergraduate
Students
(54.3%) 412 Women
(45.7%) 347 Men
77
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 659 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 27

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.36
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
18-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$34,590
Tuition and Fees
$27,640
Room and Board
$6,950
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$21,889
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,564
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
50
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
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Campus Life

Mitchell Population
15,484
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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