Sioux Falls vs. Dakota Wesleyan

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University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SD
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Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchell, SD
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#8 in Federal Region VIII Universities
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Master's College and University (medium programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Master'sOffered DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$19,900Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$30,880
cheaper$7,110Graduate Tuitionexpensive$15,300
Less$9,131Average Financial Aid AmountMore$15,485
Higher1,150 SAT
23 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,030 SAT
21 ACT
Easier92%Acceptance RateTighter64%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Larger1,628Total EnrollmentSmaller933
Larger1,354Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller781
Larger274Graduate Student PopulationSmaller152
Larger170Online Student PopulationSmaller34
Completion & Outcomes
Higher58%Graduate RateLower44%
-Transfer-out Rate3%
Higher73%Retention RateLower71%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 628)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 538)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,800)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,000)
More Students per Faculty16 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty12 to 1
284Number of faculties83
Higher$62,400Average Faculty SalaryLower$54,714
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