B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Dominican University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
7900 W Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Website

Dominican University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$18,730/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,558/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,743/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,091/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,519/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,341/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,076Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    59%
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Lacidasical
    4%
  • Procrastinators
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Caritas Veritas
    44%
  • Community
    29%
  • GREAT
    18%
  • Decent
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Dominican University is an incredible institution that allows for each student to have a uniquely intimate and personal academic experience. With a total of 3,900 students, the student-teacher ratio is superb and truly promotes students being able to build personable relationships with their professors. Located in the beautiful community of River Forest, Dominican's campus is picturesque and reminds you of an East cost Ivy. My only complaint is the cost; with tuition fees at $31, 720/yr (not including Room & Board), one can definitely expect to get their money's worth!
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It is a community college disguised as a university. They slowly are making improvements in the renovations but it's nothing fast enough to notice a real difference. I took courses for computer science and 90% of the professors are unprofessional or seem unqualified to teach. Whether it be constant yelling, losing your homework and deducting points for their mistake or arriving late and keeping students late, it is definitely not worth that specific programme. The food is barely tolerable, the classrooms are small, the tuition is rising and the social life in non existent.
Dominican University is a great school to attend. It is very diverse, containing a wide amount of people from all over the world! The school provides free tutoring, free fun events, excellent teachers and so on. While attending Dominican, I've been able to make new friends with ease and learn about the school itself. It's an awesome place to learn.