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Dakota Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Dakota Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 66. Its tuition and fees are $21,750 (2012-13).
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Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to be a leading university that educates students to identify and develop their individual talents for successful lives in service to God and the common good. Dakota Wesleyan University announces two new centers of excellence, the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and Center for Public Service, and The Kelley Center for entrepreneurship.
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Dakota Wesleyan University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 25. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 27. The application fee at Dakota Wesleyan University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.1%|
|Application deadline||August 25|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 27|
The student-faculty ratio at Dakota Wesleyan University is 10:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Dakota Wesleyan University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution||N/A|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Dakota Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Dakota Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dakota Wesleyan University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Dakota Wesleyan University.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Dakota Wesleyan University, 92.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,000.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,750 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,800 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data