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Founded in 1885, Dakota Wesleyan University. is a Private college. Located in South Dakota, which is a city setting in South Dakota, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 879 full time undergraduate students, and 117 full time graduate students.
The Dakota Wesleyan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 48 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Dakota Wesleyan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at DWU are considered Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
56% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 19% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Dakota Wesleyan University.
31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated Dakota Wesleyan University
I am a proud adult learner at Dakota Wesleyan University. They are eager to help you succeed. They offer plenty of opportunities to travel abroad. They work hard to build a close relationship with the small community. And as a private college they are faith based.
Dakota Wesleyan University is a wonderful place. The class sizes are mostly small and the professors are very accessible. Most of them care about your life outside of the classroom and are very friendly people. The sports scene is incredible. Our women's basketball team just won the NAIA Dll National Championship. Dakota Wesleyan has a variety of majors and pretty much has something for everyone. We have a brand new performing arts building and a recently built math and sciences center. We are also putting up a new dorm as I type, and next year we will launch our digital initiative, a learning partnership with Apple. DWU is a great place to be.
Love the faith based campus and small size! Great town and great community to be a part of. With there being another college in town, I’m surprised there’s not more competition between the two even though they offer different things. Been very happy with my choice of college!
Great school! There are small class sizes and your professors know your names and will often go around your schedule to find a way to help you if you need to meet with them. All the staff is kind, everybody says hello when walking around campus. Freshman dorms can get loud but usually it Is pretty good. Café food is okay but there usually isn't much of a variety.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is 72%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I have learned a lot, not only in the classroom but in the residence halls as well. Being here has helped me to prepare to live on my own one day and given me a chance to try out different things. Having a college education will allow me to go farther with my dreams and has set me up for success. But perhaps most importantlyI have established valuable relationships with not only students but faculty and staff as well. These relationships will be of great value to me as I enter the "real" world.
The best thing that has ever happened to me! truly enjoy the staff, facilty members, and fellow students. I look forward to going to class every day and I am very proud to be able to go to this college and get my degree here. I would recomend to anyone to attend this college.
Young minds that are eager to learn and grow in their chosen career paths to make themselves better people and strong independent individuals.
The wrost thing about my school is that the first week was hard to adjust to. There wasn't a lot of friendly faces for me to see because a lot of people who came here already knew people.
It's so small that opportunities are somewhat restricting.
It's a private liberal arts school with a Methodist faith-based teaching style which puts us into classes that allow students to explore the powers that lie within us and also explore the world around us, opening up new cultures and new ways of thinking.
That everybody knows everybody.
The relationships built with professors and other campus staff. We eat dinner at our professors houses sometimes and all of the staff seems to genuinely care about us, not only academically but also personally. I also like to brag about the great people who are here and our elementary school on campus providing hands on experience for us education majors. I debated a lot of schools, but I'm glad I chose DWU!
My school offers unique education geared toward it's students needs in a supportive and caring environment. I can't wait to attend classes and be involved in many different opportunities sponsored by DWU. I think DWU is the perfect environment for any student who wants a community feel, great friends, one-on-one time with profesors, study groups, be invoved many different school events, and a chance for a genuine education.
The kind of person who should attend Dakota Wesleyan University would be someone who enjoys small classrooms and who likes one on one attention with instructors. This is a small and wonderful campus that makes you feel like you are at home. You will have a friend in every class and feel comfortable being able to ask questions.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Dakota Wesleyan University receive some sort of financial aid.
34% were awarded federal grants.
While 92% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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