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Dakota Wesleyan University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Dakota Wesleyan University

Website: http://www.dwu.edu
Address: 1200 W University Ave , Mitchell , South Dakota - 57301-4398
Phone: (605) 995-2600
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's
Campus setting
Remote Town
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Athletics (football) NCAA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare Yes
Distance learning Yes
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $25
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
523
280
243
Percent admitted
75%
77%
72%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
42%
38%
47%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
340
520
SAT Math
400
540
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
18
25
ACT English
16
25
ACT Math
17
27
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $18,500
Out-of-state tuition $18,500
Books and supplies $920
On-campus room and board $5,800
On-campus other expenses $2,700
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
100%
-
Federal grant aid
42%
$3,873
State or local grant aid
14%
$976
Institutional grant aid
99%
-
Loan aid
85%
$6,218
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
730
41%
59%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 705
Estimated graduates enrolled 28
Undergraduates 24 years old 81%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 18%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 39%
Men 30%
Women 46%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 27%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 38%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 39%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $16,650 $17,500 $18,500 $19,000 2.7%
Books and supplies $920 $920 $920 $1,000 8.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $5,000 $5,250 $5,800 $5,870 1.2%
Other $2,450 $2,550 $2,700 $2,700 0.0%
Off Campus          
Room and board $5,000 $5,000 $5,800 $5,870 1.2%
Other $2,450 $2,550 $2,700 $2,700 0.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,450 $2,550 $2,700 $2,700 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $25,020 $26,220 $27,920 $28,570 2.3%
Off Campus $25,020 $25,970 $27,920 $28,570 2.3%
Off Campus with Family $20,020 $20,970 $22,120 $22,700 2.6%
 

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Map of Dakota Wesleyan University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 538 320 218
Percent admitted 81% 84% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 39% 35% 45%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 13 8%
ACT 158 91%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 390 630
SAT Math 410 580
SAT Writing 320 540
ACT Composite 18 26
ACT English 15 26
ACT Math 16 26

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1913 - 1/1/1914 Terminated
  1/1/1916 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs 6/1/1979 -   Accredited