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Tuition & Fees

$31,570

$31,570

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,611
Declined + 1,550
Total Received 4,161
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Private (nonprofit)

2,272

undergraduate students

1,424

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
51%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
59%
600-699
0
500-599
17%
400-499
66%
300-399
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
67%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
58%
12-17
11%
30-36
1%
24-29
35%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
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School Facts

Dominican University, founded in 1901. In 1922, the campus moved to its current 30-acre main campus in River Forest, IL, located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,696
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)

River Forest, IL

37-acre, suburban campus in River Forest (population: 11,210), 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
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
38%
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
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
51%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
59%
600-699
0
500-599
17%
400-499
66%
300-399
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
67%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
58%
12-17
11%
30-36
1%
24-29
35%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application 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

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,611
Declined + 1,550
Total Received 4,161

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 Vice President for Enrollment
P: 708 524-6800
F: 708 524-6864
domadmis@dom.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,213,303
State $4,890,767
Institutional $13,184,633
Other external $470,889
Total $23,759,592

Non-need-based

Federal $7,631
State $22
Institutional $1,303,140
Other external $169,717
Total $1,480,510

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
Informatics
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

61%

2,272
students

Female
66%
1,501

Male
34%
771

Graduate

39%

1,424
students

Female
78%
1,114

Male
22%
310

undergraduateFull-time

91%

2,076
students

Female
66%
1,364

Male
34%
712

undergraduatePart-time

9%

196
students

Female
70%
137

Male
30%
59

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
47%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
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

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
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
  • On-campus job interviews
  • 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 8
Countries most often represented Albania
China
France
Honduras
Jamaica
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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