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Dominican University
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  • 4 Year
  • RIVER FOREST, IL

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

7900 W DIVISION STREET
RIVER FOREST, IL 60305
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
From Dominican University

Welcome to the place where your passion meets today’s biggest challenges. This isn’t learning just for learning’s sake. It’s also about changing the world. It starts on Day One.

You’ll acquire unique skills and put them to work—not after graduation, now. And you won’t have to look far for a teacher-mentor eager to get in on the fun and collaborate, critique, guide and learn—yes, learn—right alongside you.

So let’s start charting your course—our course—together. Ready? Let’s go.

If you're interested in transferring, see the link below.

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Dominican University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
960-1160
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,685 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,244 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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. 47 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Explore Our Nursing Major

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Nursing is projected to grow more than 25% over the next 10 years. Our program prepares students to sit for and pass the NCLEX-RN examination, to obtain licensure as a registered professional nurse and to gain a liberal arts perspective. Our direct entry admission option also allows qualified students to secure a place in the program beginning the fall semester of their junior year.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    80%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,001 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
165
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Hardworking
    59%
  • Motivated
    34%
  • Lacidasical
    3%
  • Procrastinators
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
38%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 48 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Caritas Veritas
    46%
  • Community
    27%
  • GREAT
    17%
  • Decent
    10%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

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