Dakota Wesleyan University

Overview of Dakota Wesleyan University

The campus of Dakota Wesleyan is in Mitchell, SD, which is a self-contained town. Its United Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Dakota Wesleyan is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Dakota Wesleyan has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Dakota Wesleyan Selectivity

Admission at Dakota Wesleyan is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 340. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 400 and 540.


Dakota Wesleyan has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 834 students enrolled (780 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dakota Wesleyan offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Dakota Wesleyan values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Plains Athletic Conference, Great Plains Athletic Conference, Great Plains Athletic Conference, Great Plains Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs, preparing students for meaningful careers and lifelong intellectual adventure. The University affirms its relationship with the United Methodist Church and fosters diversity in an inclusive atmosphere. DWU encourages the dialogue between mind and soul, simultaneously building relationships, developing whole persons, and promoting service to God and humanity."

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Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design
Curriculum And Instruction
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Special Education And Teaching, General
Elementary Education And Teaching
Secondary Education And Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Philosophy And Religious Studies, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Christian Studies
Psychology, General
Human Services, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Digital Arts
Graphic Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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