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Dakota Wesleyan University is the only school in the region where credentialed faculty champion individual student strengths and address the specific educational needs of a distinctly diverse student body. From music to biochemistry, DWU’s professors ensure every student’s needs are met. With our 14:1 student-professor ratio, DWU provides students with dedicated and engaging classroom experiences where you will be known for your mind and not your student ID number. Travel opportunities abound. From domestic to international ventures, our students share faith, education and their gifts continuing a legacy of excellence around the world. Closer to home, students find a reprieve from their studies in an active Mitchell community with live performances, sporting events, shopping and theaters. Become a Dakota Wesleyan Tiger; begin your adventure!

Undergraduate Students Traditional, on-campus students
Undergraduate Application

Graduate Students
Seeking a master's degree

Graduate Application

Online & Adult StudentsSeeking a fully online program

Online & Adult Application

International Students International Application


Dakota Wesleyan University seeks students who seem best able to profit from the educational experience it provides. The university welcomes applications from graduates of any accredited high school or the equivalent. Dakota Wesleyan University welcomes faculty, staff, students and visitors of all faiths and promotes a policy of nondiscrimination in all areas with respect to age, race, sex, creed, color, national and ethnic origins, religious preferences, disabilities, backgrounds, and lifestyle choices.

The university reserves the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to any student who imposes an unreasonable risk of harm to the health, safety, welfare or property of the university, member of the university community or him/herself.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
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605-995-2600

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