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Dakota Wesleyan University

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1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301, United States

Location info of Dakota Wesleyan University

Life in Mitchell, South Dakota

  • Mitchell, South Dakota, is a vibrant small town with a warm community spirit – and the iconic World’s Only Corn Palace.
  • Mitchell serves as the perfect starting point, offering a blend of small-town hospitality and cultural landmarks, creating memories that will linger throughout the epic cross-country voyage
  • The Great American Road Trip commences in Mitchell, where the spirit of exploration intertwines with the American heartland, setting the tone for an adventure filled with discovery and freedom.

Top Reasons to Study in Dakota Wesleyan University

We are Driven by Difference

At DWU, we believe in the power of being different. Our drive and determination are guided by our enduring commitment to effectively serve the complex and changing needs of our students, professional employers and our communities.

Learn, Live and Play

There’s nothing better than feeling like you belong, and knowing you’re in a place where you can flourish, grow and succeed—and have fun doing it.

Internships and Part-time Jobs

The Academic and Career Services Center can help you find the internship or part-time job you need to get a rich learning experience and be successful in your future career.

University details

About Dakota Wesleyan University

At DWU, everyone is focused on helping you develop your natural talents, supporting your achievements and preparing you for success. From our focus on employability to our recognition of the importance of creativity and adaptability, using proven tools and unique learning and personal support programs, our caring faculty and staff will guide you on your path to personal and professional goal attainment.

Career at Dakota Wesleyan University

96% of graduates are employed full time or attending graduate school

Our Academic and Career Services Center is here to help you find and use your strengths, connect your talents with your educational goals and give you the clarity and focus you need to succeed well after you graduate from DWU.


Campus life

Life at DWU can be fun and exciting. Outside of studying, there are many ways to be involved in student activities and clubs. The gorgeous DWU campus offers loud and quiet hang out
spaces for time with friends. DWU hosts a variety of different student activities
each week
, and student organizations are always welcoming new members.


Undergraduates Scholarship:

  • The average scholarship award is $13,500

Ranking & Accreditation of Dakota Wesleyan University

  • #19 in Regional Colleges Midwest U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • #17 in Best Value Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • Dakota Wesleyan University is certified by the State of South Dakota as a postsecondary education institution.
  • No. 9 Online MBA Programs Fortune Education
  • No. 2 Best Colleges in South Dakota College Consensus

Student Accommodation at Dakota Wesleyan University

  • Around $7,600

Moving into your new residence hall can be a tiring experience for you and your family, which is why we do our best to keep it as fun and stress-free as possible! If you are moving into Dayton Hall we’ll have staff, faculty and current students available to help you carry things to your room.

After your freshman year, you will have options to live in our Allen Hall pods and apartments, Koka Hall, Dakota Hall, campus-owned houses or in an off-campus location.

Programs at Dakota Wesleyan University


  1. Athletic Training*


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  1. Accounting
  2. Behavioral Sciences
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Business Administration
  6. Business Management
  7. Chemistry
  8. Communication
  9. Construction Management
  10. Criminal Justice
  11. Digital Media and Design
  12. Education
  13. English
  14. Entrepreneurial Leadership
  15. Exercise Science
  16. History
  17. Mathematics
  18. Music
  19. Nonprofit Administration
  20. Nursing
  21. Pre-Law
  22. Pre-Medicine and Health Professions
  23. Pre-Physical Therapy
  24. Pre-Theology
  25. Psychology
  26. Religious Studies
  27. Theatre
  28. Wildlife Management
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