Dunwoody College of Technology

Dunwoody College of Technology Enrollment and Financial Aid Info

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dunwoody College of Technology is a school that offers certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. Read about the pros and cons of the school, plus ranking, tuition and admission information.

Should You Attend Dunwoody College of Technology?

Dunwoody College of Technology (DCT) is located in Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota. This private university offers programs of study at the associate and bachelor's levels. There are also diploma and certificate programs. Weigh the facts below to find out if Dunwoody College of Technology is the school for you.

Pros

  • Accepts dual credit, credit for life experiences and advanced placement credits
  • Offers remedial services, academic/career counseling service, employment and placement services
  • Student-faculty ratio is 7:1, which is less than the national average of 16:1

Cons

  • Acceptance rate is 14.6 percentage points lower than the national average

Ranking & School Analysis

Dunwoody College of Technology is a small, private school with slightly more than 1,000 students. It was founded by William Hood Dunwoody in 1914 and is one of three non-profit technical colleges in the nation. The College Board states that DCT is 'somewhat selective,' with 69% of applicants gaining admittance in 2012. This college offers programs in automotive, health sciences, design and graphics, robotics and manufacturing, applied management and entrepreneurship, building design and computers.

Dunwoody College of Technology holds an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The U.S. News and World Report ranked DCT #63 on the list of regional colleges in the Midwest. Students can expect smaller class sizes with an average of 7 students per instructor, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This is well below the national average of 16 students per instructor. Keep in mind that the U.S. News and World Report stated the admission rate was 49.2% in Fall 2011, which was below the national average of 63.8%.

Admissions and Financial Aid at Dunwoody College of Technology

The enrollment process at Dunwoody College of Technology begins with the submission of high school transcripts, in addition to submission of the college's application form and payment of an application fee. This first step is required of all students applying to all programs, including certificate and diploma programs. You must also demonstrate that you are academically prepared to enter the program of your choice by achieving a certain level of performance on the college's admissions test. A varying amount of mathematical competency in areas like trigonometry, algebra and geometry is needed depending on the program you wish to enter.

Financial aid at Dunwoody College of Technology is administered through the college's financial aid office. The staff at the financial aid office work to help you pay for your education through a combination of federal aid, private loans, internal scholarships and external scholarships. A list of external scholarships, like the AARP scholarship for female students over age 40 and the Page Education Foundation scholarship for minority students, is available on the financial aid office's website. Services provided by the financial aid office include loan counseling and help applying for scholarships.

Application & Tuition Info
Regular Application Deadline (2013-2014)August 15th*
Financial Aid Application Deadline (2013-2014)June 1st for priority consideration*
Application Fee (2013-2014)$50***
Acceptance Rate (2011-2012)49.2%****
All Tuition & Living Expenses (2012-2013)$34,435 off campus***
Average Grant or Scholarship Aid (2010-2011) $13,377***
Student Loan Default Rate (2009)17.5%***

Life at Dunwoody College of Technology

Dunwoody College of Technology is located in Minneapolis on a 15-acre campus. If you're interested in getting involved on campus, there are numerous student organizations. The Interior Design Student Society, Electronic Club, Dunwoody Motorsports Club and the Technology Club are just some of the clubs available for you to explore. The student government and honors society are a couple more ways to contribute to your school. There are no athletic or sports clubs available on campus. Since Dunwoody College of Technology has no housing on-campus, you must make living arrangements nearby.

Student Life Info
Campus Setting Large city***
Student Population (2011) 1,067 undergraduates***
Male-to-Female Student Ratio (2011)87% to 13%***
% of Full-Time Students (2011) 83%***
% of In-State Students (2011)86%***
% of International Students (2011)0%***
Retention Rate (2010-2011) 100%***
Campus Housing Available No ***
% of Students Living on Campus 0%***
Number of Libraries1**
Extracurricular Activities More than 20 clubs and organizations**

Article Sources: *College Board, **Dunwoody College of Technology, ***National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, ****U.S. News and World Report.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1192
  • Phone: (612) 374-5800