Dakota Wesleyan University

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Dakota Wesleyan University can be found in Mitchell, SD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Most of the students accepted into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 810 - 1170, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 19 - 27. We were able to estimate the Dakota Wesleyan University average GPA (2.98 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Dakota Wesleyan University admits roughly 70% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, about 36% continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at dwu.edu.

Overall Dakota Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


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. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 27
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Dakota Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Dakota Wesleyan University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dakota Wesleyan University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.7%
  • 2010-2011: 78.5%
  • 2011-2012: 76.0%
  • 2012-2013: 73.3%
  • 2013-2014: 70.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.8%

How Does Dakota Wesleyan University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Presentation College66.1%
Martin Luther College96.2%
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health33.3%
York College48.9%
College of Saint Mary57.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dakota Wesleyan University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 26
Math17 - 27
Composite Score19 - 27
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