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Dominican University
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  • 4 Year
  • RIVER FOREST, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Dominican University is planning for an expansion of face-to-face learning this fall as a result of robust COVID-19 testing and other campus mitigation efforts, including our students’ strong commitment to safety, that have successfully prevented community spread over the past year. Nearly half our classes are currently in-person or hybrid and we’ve had zero major outbreaks of COVID-19 to date. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  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. We’ll help you chart a path for the next four years

and beyond, guide you and help you stay on track, then empower you to

take the lead.

You’ll acquire unique skills and put them to work—not after graduation, now.

Dominican students edit magazines, create high-end fashion, launch startups,

code software, treat patients, present business solutions to executives, and more.

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.

For generations of trailblazers, Dominican has been a gateway to exploration

and discovery. Our founder taught us to go “where the work is great and

difficult,” where it matters most. Even if that means going first.

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

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,280 / 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
$22,594 / 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
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

Majors

Undecided? Consider the Health and Wellness Major

Our health and wellness major powerfully combines the sciences with the hands-on technical training you need to design the next generation of wellness programs—and launch your career changing individual lives and lifting whole communities. And you’ll be eligible to take the exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a credential that will make you even more marketable.

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
    45%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,011 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
140
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Hardworking
    57%
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Lacidasical
    3%
  • Procrastinators
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 45 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Caritas Veritas
    45%
  • Community
    29%
  • GREAT
    18%
  • Decent
    8%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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