Dominican University

River Forest, IL

Dominican University

River Forest, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$35,420

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
58%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,338
Declined 1,850
Total Received 5,188
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Private

2,151

undergraduate students

878

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,029
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational

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37-acre, suburban campus in River Forest (population: 11,132), 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest
60305

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Polish Club
  • Commuter Student Association
  • Nutrition Club
  • Organization of Latin American Students
  • Fashion Club

Top Events

  • DUfest
  • Homecoming
  • Caritas Veritas
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
58%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.82

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,338
Declined 1,850
Total Received 5,188

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

first generation
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $34,950
Room & board $10,865
Additional fees $470
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,072
Total $48,557
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Criminology
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
French Language and Literature
Health Communication
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Informatics
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism
Legal Studies, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Products Marketing Operations
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Theology/Theological Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,029

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

2,151
students

Female
68%
1,473

Male
32%
678

29%

878
students

Female
79%
691

Male
21%
187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,011
students

Female
70%
1,394

Male
30%
617

7%

140
students

Female
57%
79

Male
43%
61

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 51%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
54%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

197

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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