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Dunwoody College of Technology: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research the certificate and degree programs offered at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn about its academics, and get admission and financial aid info to decide if this is the right school for you.

About Dunwoody College of Technology

Named for its founders William and Kate Dunwoody, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, technical school located less than two miles from downtown Minneapolis. Dunwoody's 15-acre campus is located near public transportation and adjacent to Parade Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Although Dunwoody is a small school with less than 1,200 enrolled students, it was ranked #61 among the best regional colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.

Academics

Dunwoody College of Technology offers about 40 certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree programs designed to prepare students for various technical careers. Programs are offered through the college's nine departments, including the construction science and building technology, robotics and manufacturing, automotive technology and computer technology departments. Automotive technology and computer technology are the most popular degree programs at the school.

Students at Dunwoody take classes and study in the 300,000 square feet of educational space, which includes specialized labs, such as the automotive education lab, and a library. Additionally, all students are issued laptops at the beginning of every semester to ensure that they have the latest technology and software to complete their classwork.

Admissions

Students applying to Dunwoody for the fall semester should ensure their application is completed by August 15. Paper and online applications are available. Applicants are required to submit high school or GED transcripts. Submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional. The application fee is $50, but students who apply during an open house at Dunwoody have their fee waived.

Some of Dunwoody's programs have individual requirements, including program-specific applications and deadlines. For example, students who want to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology must submit a general Dunwoody application along with a radiologic technology program application by February 1st for fall admission or by July 1st for spring admission.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Full-time tuition to attend Dunwoody is $18,817 per year. Students can offset tuition costs by applying for federal financial aid or for scholarships. Students can take advantage of over 50 scholarships available for Dunwoody students from for local organizations and businesses.

Once students receive their financial aid disbursement, they must submit payment for the remainder of their semester costs. Payments can be made in one lump sum or as part of a payment plan consisting of three payments per semester.

DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY QUICK FACTS
School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit*
Awards Offered Certificates and associate's and bachelor's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 1,131 in Fall 2012*
Student Housing No on-campus housing available*
ACADEMICS
Departments and Programs Nine academic departments and about 40 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 11 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2012:
Certificate: CNC machinist (29)
Associate's: Computer systems networking and telecommunications (42)
Bachelor's: Business administration and management (26)
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 41% in 150% of normal program time*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate 72% in 2013*
Entering Class Size 237 in Fall 2012*
First-Year Retention Rates 67% for full-time students*
Application Due Date August 15*
Decision Notification Date Within four business days after application is received*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition (2013-2014) Estimated annual tuition and fees for full-time students $18,817*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) Federal grants (73%), state and local grants (59%), institutional scholarships (23%), federal loans (74%)*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 91% in 2012*

Sources: *NCES, **Dunwoody College of Technology, ***College Board.

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