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Tuition & Fees

$30,970

$30,970

not including room and board

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,100
Declined + 1,402
Total Received 3,502
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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Dominican University, founded in 1901, is a private, not-for-profit institution. In 1922, the campus moved to its current 30-acre main campus in River Forest, IL, a residential suburb located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Classes are also offered at the Dominican Priory campus in River Forest as well as other sites in the Chicago area, in eastern Europe, and online.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,470
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1667
ACT 1126

Private (nonprofit)

2,069

undergraduate students

1,401

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
31%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
65%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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River Forest, IL

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River Forest, IL

37-acre, suburban campus in River Forest (population: 11,216), 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
31%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
65%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline rolling (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,100
Declined + 1,402
Total Received 3,502

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Glenn Hamilton
Assistant VP for Enrollment
P: 708 524-6800
F: 708 524-6864
domadmis@dom.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,902,347
State $4,838,832
Institutional $12,694,135
Other external $258,376
Total $22,693,690

Non-need-based

Federal $48,238
State $10,801
Institutional $1,191,239
Other external $96,849
Total $1,347,127

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Stars
School colors
royal blue, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Apparel Design
Apparel Merchandising
Art
Art History
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Black World Studies
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Conflict Resolution
Corporate Communications
Criminology
Culinology
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Camera
ESL
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Finance
French
Graphic Design
History
History for Middle School/Secondary Teachers
Human Services
International Business
International Relations/Diplomacy
Italian
Journalism
Legal Studies
Library/Information Science
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Medical Sciences
Music
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Painting
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Photography
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Professional Studies
Psychology
Reading
Rhetoric/Communication
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Teacher Education/Multiple Levels
Theatre Arts
Theology
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

60%

2,069
students

Female
66%
1,370

Male
34%
699

Graduate

40%

1,401
students

Female
75%
1,057

Male
25%
344

undergraduateFull-time

92%

1,907
students

Female
67%
1,264

Male
33%
643

undergraduatePart-time

8%

162
students

Female
66%
106

Male
34%
56

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
39%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

34

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented India
Jamaica
Mexico
People's Republic Of China
Poland
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sue Ponremy
Director of International Studies
708 524-6965
sponremy@dom.edu

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