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
61%
SAT Range
890-1000
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Dominican University

Cost

Net Price
$16,505/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,418/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,196/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,228/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,593/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
12%
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 Dominican University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
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 Reviews

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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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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.
Dominican University is set on helping all students rise to their full potential. They offer many opportunities to students to get the academic help they need. When I first walked into Dominican, it was very clean and it was easy to find things. I talked to an admissions advisor about transferring over from community college into their nursing program, and she provided all of the information I needed to get into the program. The staff that I have talked to are extremely nice and are willing to help you in any way that you need.