Dakota Wesleyan University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Dakota Wesleyan University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 995 students enrolled. This college was established in 1885 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Dakota Wesleyan University is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
48
Fair
At Dakota Wesleyan University you can receive your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree.

Dakota Wesleyan University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 48 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Business, Management, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
71%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Dakota Wesleyan University student retention rate is fair at 71% (close to South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Dakota Wesleyan University is low: 38%.

Student to faculty ratio at Dakota Wesleyan University is good - 10:1. Learn more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$24,900
High
Average tuition price is very high, $24,600 a year. The additional fees at Dakota Wesleyan University (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $300; which totals $24,900 per academic year.

Read the details about Dakota Wesleyan University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
74%
Doable
According to recent data, 644 applications were submitted and 479 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Dakota Wesleyan University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,200
Low
Dakota Wesleyan University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Dakota Wesleyan University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Dakota Wesleyan University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 500 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, roughly $3,200 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Dakota Wesleyan University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Dakota Wesleyan University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Dakota Wesleyan University Location and Maps



Post Address: Dakota Wesleyan University, 1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398, USA
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