Dominican is an above-average private, Catholic university located in River Forest, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,014 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dominican acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 62% of students, Dominican alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,800.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Dominican University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Dominican University Reviews
The community is very friendly and for the most part, the professors teach well and care about their students success. If I could improve one thing about the University, It would definitely be to create a more engaging community with more activities and events. For the most part, the campus is quiet since the majority of students are commuters and leave after their classes. I am also a commuter but I feel like the events and activities aren't promoted enough or the activities and events aren't that interesting. Dominican University is basically a University that you'd go to focus on school.
I really like the small campus and class sizes that Dominican University has to offer. When you walk on campus you're overwhelmed with greenery and gothic aesthetic this campus provides to the suburban community of River Forest. Being a small school also has its downfall, particularly the lack of range in professors. It is common that certain classes are only taught every other semester which causes many people to resort to taking summer classes in order to fulfill their credit credentials. I would recommend for anybody to apply because this school is what you make it. There are a lot of clubs that you can be involved with and its close proximity to Chicago means that a lot of professors are good people to network with.
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!