Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Student Reviews

Dakota Wesleyan University Reviews

Check out reviews left by other students or leave your own review. You could win a free scholarship.

  • 09/21/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in a private education with a close-knit campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit campus and meet with professors and the admissions staff

    Bang for the buck

    Not the cheapest place but think it will be worth the money spent

    Will enjoy being here

    Yes - nice friendly campus

    Will learn a lot

    The new College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences sounds challenging and has great placement into grad schools

  • 07/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive to go here but the school offers many scholorships to help pay for it all.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have met many new friends and there are lots of things to do both on and off campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging anc the teachers are very helpful. If you're not getting something, they'll work with you until you do.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't really had to worry about anything happening on campus. We usually just walk with a buddy at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    DWU has most sport teams, and they have a variety of clubs. Just push yourself to get involved in them.

    Great for these types of students

    Who are looking for a small, close knit community of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This year we placed Humans vs. Zombies. That was a cool experience- kind of like tag for Halloween.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is high, but the school is private and the classes do challenge you. They also offer many scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    They have a movie theater, sports games (for both college and the high schools), dances, and many options offered by the Student Activities Board. Mitchell also has the Corn Palace.

    Food and Dining

    There aren't many options at the cafeteria, and if you are picky like me, you end up eating the same thing almost every meal. Mitchell does offer some other options- a couple sports bars, sit down, and most common fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty big compared to most other schools in South Dakota. The freshman dorms share showers, but in the other building, they are in pods. They help to meet the suggestions of students currently attending.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer challenging courses, and I loved how the teachers are always willing to help you out. They are very quick in emailing you back if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit campus and get out of your comfort zone. Attend the other activities and meet new people. That is the best part of college life.

    In three sentences

    DWU offers many different activities to get people involved on campus such as Friday night movies, weekly chapel, and bringing in performers (i.e., hypnotist). I really enjoy the small community and how people are very friendly. The teachers and classes are just what I wanted- they challenge you and teachers are very helpful.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I am currently enrolled and haven't started.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We've only had one safety incident this year, and all students were notified immediately, so they could take further precautions.

    Greek Life

    As far as I am aware, there's no Greek Life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The music and theater departments are wonderfully inclusive, and the athletics here are strong.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes! Professors work well around the athletic schedules and the teams here are strong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the McGovern Library and museum on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    DWU Financial Aid is really good at giving scholarships where they're needed, so you get a good education for the price you pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of opportunities to have fun here! Every Friday they offer a movie showing, every time there's a big event going on in town there's some kind of celebratory party thrown by college staff, and every Sunday the campus pastor hosts a snack and game get together, just to name a few things!

    Food and Dining

    I also don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate dorm life, I don't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's acceptably difficult. I've always been a high achiever in school and I could use a little more difficulty in my classes, but depending on what you're looking for, its alright.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit. A school may look like just what you want online and in letters, but until you've visited you don't really know if the atmosphere is right for you.

    In three sentences

    DWU is a good school for anyone who is looking for a smaller, tight-knit education. The sports program is phenomenal, for interested students, and they attempt to provide opportunities for all students. Overall a good school, just not for me.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now!

    In three sentences

    Dakota Wesleyan University is a great place to grow as an individual and a professional. Faculty and staff know you by your first name, and they are always there to help. DWU's campus is gorgeous!!

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mitchell is a very safe town, with everyone looking out for everyone else. It would be wise though to always know your surroundings (especially if you are walking at night) although the odds of having something happen are extremely slim. Always lock your car out of habit but again odds are slim of something bad happening. They don't allow alcohol on campus and there aren't fraternities or sororities. There isn't much of a party scene (which parents may appreciate!)

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have small clubs for everything, from math to nursing to athletics to foreign languages. I highly suggest joining a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that have high values/morals and expect others to have the same. Those who feel a need to help others. DWU is huge on service to support the community.

    Bang for the buck

    I hated the thought at paying as much as I have when I first started. I realized later though that through DWU scholarships, I am not really paying more than most public universities in larger states. It is well worth the cost for the personal attention in class.

    What to do for fun

    Being a small school makes it hard to host many activities. Sports are big here. Especially football, softball/baseball and volleyball. The school does a pretty good job at trying to keep things fun. They host movie nights and other events.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is small but nice. There are also places around town (not too far away) to grab some food. The local grocery stores have cheap ready to go meals that Wesleyan students seem to get.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but most of my classmates do. They all like it but like all dorm life, certain things get old after a while. Dorms are really close to all the other buildings, so if bad weather hits it doesn't take forever to get to class.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been challenged in all my classes. They expect a lot but help you in every way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and town first. Mitchell is a very small town and some may not be used to that. Campus is very small for a university but there are some brand new really nice buildings. Winters here are harsh. If you live off campus, discuss possible bad weather game plans with staff ahead of time. They want you to stay safe!

    In three sentences

    Dakota Wesleyan is a wonderful university! The campus exudes collaboration, strong ethics and is very focused on useful academics. They don't just have classes here to have classes, they all prepare you for your career in some fashion.