Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationwww.dwu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.dwu.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 64.20% and the yield is 22.51%. 852 men and 366 women applied to Dakota Wesleyan University and 524 men and 258 women students were accepted. Among them, 100 men and 76 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,218852366
Admitted782524258
Enrolled17610076
Acceptance Rate 64.20%61.50%70.49%
Yield 22.51%19.08%29.46%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 21 students (12% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 152 students (86%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 570 and the 25th percentile is 460. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 490 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 18 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460570
SAT Math490540
ACT Composite1823
ACT Math1724
ACT English1722
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Dakota Wesleyan University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,037, ACT: 58 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Dakota Wesleyan University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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