Campus & Student Life at Dakota Wesleyan University

Home to about 781 undergraduates in 2020, Dakota Wesleyan University is a very small, private university located in Mitchell, South Dakota. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Dakota Wesleyan University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Dakota Wesleyan University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Dakota Wesleyan University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Dakota Wesleyan University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Dakota Wesleyan University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Dakota Wesleyan University Disability Services.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Dakota Wesleyan University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 781 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 628 (80.4%). Part-time attendance was 153 (19.6%).

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Dakota Wesleyan University is Ranked #922 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Dakota Wesleyan University is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Dakota Wesleyan University #922 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Dakota Wesleyan University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Dakota Wesleyan University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Dakota Wesleyan University Diversity Guide.

Dakota Wesleyan University Competes in the NIAA

Dakota Wesleyan University has a total of 364 student athletes, 263 men and 101 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,027,803
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,027,803
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Dakota Wesleyan University Athletics

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