Dakota Wesleyan University : Profile

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1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Website: www.dwu.edu
Location: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD

Get a snapshot of Dakota Wesleyan University with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

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.

School Characteristics

Student Population
23550 per year

Length of Study: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes Average ACT: 18 Average SAT: 430

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 870
Retention Rate: 66%
Graduation Rate: 161

School Accreditation

National: Yes
Regional: yes
Federal: Yes

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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