Dakota Wesleyan University is rooted in our four values: lifelong learning, leadership development, faith exploration and genuine service to others. These values are deeply embedded in our United Methodist tradition and provide guidance and support to DWU graduates in their roles as successful members of the local and global communities.
Founded in 1885 and located in Mitchell, SD, DWU offers more than 40 majors and minors, plus four pre-professional programs, to a total enrollment of more than 900 students.
Our student body is purposefully small, allowing for an ideal student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. Every student at DWU is more than just a number. We use the Clifton StrengthsFinder to develop the unique strengths of each student as an individual. You will explore career opportunities that align with your strengths. You will test your skills in meaningful service to others – and graduate grounded in your faith, prepared for success.