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ACCEPTANCE RATE

66.70%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

100%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

12:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

58

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$14,334

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

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Creative Writing Courses

The creative writing degree program at Dakota Wesleyan University offers students instruction on the process and techniques of composing literary pieces such as short stories, poetry, novels, personal essays, and more. Students who graduate from the creative writing degree program may pursue a writing career as an essayist, novelist, editor, creative writing teacher, poet, human interest feature writer, and more. Courses in the program include technical and editorial skills, literary criticism, and the marketing of completed manuscripts. Get more details below including other South Dakota colleges that offer creative writing courses.

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Dakota Wesleyan University

Also known as Dakota State

820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD

Dakota Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Mitchell, SD, in a predominantly rural area. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 770 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to professors and faculty.

Areas of study offered at Dakota Wesleyan University include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions officials. Most students accepted to Dakota Wesleyan University achieve an SAT score within the range of 710 - 1160, or an ACT score within the range of 17 - 25. 76% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 42 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at dwu.edu.

Tuition is approximately $23,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,100 for the year. Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University may qualify for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Dakota Wesleyan University "Tigers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.dwu.edu.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Creative Writing program at Dakota State, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, english language and literature teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2014 to 2024

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other

Description

All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Editors

Description

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, editors employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

Description

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, poets, lyricists and creative writers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Dakota State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Dakota Wesleyan University may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dakota State is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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