1200 W. University Avenue Mitchell, SD 57301 605-995-2650
About Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Year of Foundation 1885
  • Size of Campus 50 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 758
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 24%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $15,600
  • Room and Board $4,744
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 654
In 1883, a small band of Methodist settlers meeting in the Dakota Territory secured a charter to found the college as Dakota University. These pioneers were driven to "build a college of stone while living in houses of sod," and had deep religious convictions about the education and future of their children. They envisioned an institution that epitomized the highest in Christian thought and deed, and so adopted the motto, “Sacrifice or Service”. This is symbolized in the collegiate seal of the altar, the ox, and the plow. On October 14, 1904, the institution assumed its present name of Dakota Wesleyan University.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Culture Club, Student Association Senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Ministry Council
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Zeta, Phi Kappa Delta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Student Ministry Council
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Ojate Ho Waste, Culture Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Mitchell, SD (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Sioux Falls, SD (70)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 80%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 19%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 48
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious, other
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Dakota Discovery Museum/Oscar Howe Art Center
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Library Facilities Senator Francis Case collection, Senator George McGovern collection
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 10
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 26
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 80%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 0%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village