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Dakota Wesleyan University

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1858
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 1200 W. University Ave., Mitchell, South Dakota, United States, 57301
    • Phone:
    • +18003338506
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University is rooted in our four values: lifelong learning, leadership development, faith exploration and genuine service to others. These values are deeply embedded in our United Methodist tradition and provide guidance and support to DWU graduates in their roles as successful members of the local and global communities.

Academic Highlights

Sure, you’ll get your degree from DWU—and in just four years, thanks to our 4-Year Graduation Guarantee. But more than that, you’ll be gaining an education that is personalized, hands-on, and focused on honing your strengths in academics, leadership, faith and service. So bring your commitment, your drive, and your willingness to succeed and to make a real difference in the real world.

Life in Dakota Wesleyan University

Our student body is purposefully small, which allows for an ideal student:faculty ratio of 13:1. This means that every student at DWU is more than just a number – in fact, we use the Clifton StrengthsFinder to develop the unique strengths of each student as an individual.

School Ranking

Dakota Wesleyan University is ranked #26 in Regional Colleges Midwest . Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. #26 in Regional Colleges Midwest  (tie)


Students wishing to apply for a course at Dakota Wesleyan University in USA can refer to the following link on admission to courses:

Notable Alumni

Huron, South Dakota Market Manager at American Bank & Trust Banking Education Dakota Wesleyan University 2014 — 2015 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Strategic Leadership Dakota Wesleyan University 1996 — 2000 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Business Administration and Management, General James Valley 1983 — 1996 High School Experience American Bank & Trust July 2007 - Present Total Card, Inc March 2007 - July 2007 Pontiac Cadillac Hummer Saturn of Sioux Falls

Acceptance Rate

The overall acceptance rate for Dakota Wesleyan University was reported as 70.2% in Fall 2013 with over 665 college applications submitted to Dakota Wesleyan University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures.

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