Dominican University

River Forest, IL

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.

Dominican University

River Forest, IL

Tuition & Fees

$35,420

$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%
700-800
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
25%
400-499
59%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
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 (nonprofit)

2,151

undergraduate students

878

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1667
ACT 1126
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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,029
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ARC-PA Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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River Forest, IL

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.

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
23%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

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%
700-800
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
25%
400-499
59%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
58%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline September 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Glenn Hamilton
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 828-8475
F: 708 524-6864
domadmis@dom.edu

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,039.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,950
Room & board $10,865
Additional fees $470
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $47,485
Average Financial Aid - $26,039
Total with Avg. Aid $21,446

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,246,392
State $5,431,556
Institutional $24,423,339
Other external $792,060
Total $35,893,347

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,444,849
Other external $1,315,778
Total $8,760,627
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 828-8475
F: 708 366-6478
finaid@dom.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Victoria Spivak
Director of Financial Aid
vlamick@dom.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

bags, basketball, bowling, grass volleyball, soccer, spikeball, yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Erick Baumann (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Recreation
email

Cristina Lukas (women's)
Assistant To Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Athletics Conference
Mascot
Stars
School colors
royal blue, black, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Art History
Biology
Biology/Chemistry
Biology/Chemistry/Secondary Education
Biology/Secondary Education
Black World Studies
Business
Business Administration
Business/Library/Information Science
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Conflict Resolution
Corporate Communications
Criminology
Culinology
Digital Journalism
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
French
Graphic Design
Health Communication
History
Human Services
Informatics
Information Management
Information Studies
International Business
International Relations/Diplomacy
Italian
Legal Studies
Library/Information Science
Library/Information Science in Public History
Library/Information Science/Divinity
Library/Information Science/Information Management
Library/Information Science/Social Work
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Medical Sciences
Music
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Painting
Philosophy
Photo-Cinema
Physical Assistant Studies
Political Science
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary
Professional Studies
Psychology
School Library Media Program
School Social Work
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social Work/Business
Social Work/Conflict Resolution
Sociology
Software Development
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre Arts
Theology
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

3,029

total students

90%

in-state

10%

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 Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
44%
Hispanic/Latino
23%
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

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

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

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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