About Dakota Wesleyan University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Dakota Wesleyan University cost?

Dakota Wesleyan University Cost of Attendance
In-state $25,750
Out-of-state $25,750
On-Campus Room and Board $7,200
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,000
Average Annual Cost $20,033
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Dakota Wesleyan University Financial Aid and Debt

71%

Students paying down their debt

$26,533

Typical Total Student Debt

$274

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 100% $22,000
Federal Grants 34% $4,531
Pell grants 34% $3,740
Other federal grants 28% $666
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 27% $1,370
Institutional grants or scholarships 100% $13,791
Student loan aid 92% $7,916
Federal student loans 92% $6,906
Other student loans 28% $9,685

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Do community service 239 Up to $75
Visit a college campus 244 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 180 Up to $750
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 129 Up to $600
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Dakota Wesleyan University Admissions

What is Dakota Wesleyan University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.36
SAT Submissions 5% of applicants
SAT Reading 380-480
SAT Math 420-530
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 97% of applicants
Composite Score 19-24

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Dakota Wesleyan University Campus Life

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Forbes Ranking

31%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

45%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1042
Living on campus
Transfer Students 51%
Under Age 25 45%
Gender Balance
Women
58%
Men
42%

Student Diversity

22%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
88.29%
Hispanic or Latino
4.61%
Unknown
4.13%
Black or African American
1.63%
American Indian or Alaska Native
1.06%
Asian
0.29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.00%

Dakota Wesleyan University Graduation Success

76%

First Year Student Retention

31%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$35,500

Average Salary After Graduation

About Dakota Wesleyan University

DWU encourages the dialogue between mind and soul, simultaneously building relationships, developing whole persons, and promoting service to God and humanity.

Address

1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify