Dominican University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Dominican University
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Dominican University Admissions Overview:

Students interested in Dominican University will generally need grades and test scores above average in order to be considered for admission. The school has an acceptance rate of 64%, making it a generally accessible school. To apply, those interested should check out the university's website, where an online application is available. Test scores and high school transcripts are required.

Admissions Data (2016):

Dominican University Description:

Dominican University is a comprehensive, Roman Catholic research university affiliated with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The 30-acre campus is located in River Forest, Illinois, a residential suburban neighborhood just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Founded as St. Clara's College in 1848, it was renamed Rosary College in 1922. The present name was chosen in 1997, in order to reflect the school's origins. With small class sizes and a low student faculty ratio of 12 to 1, students can be assured of receiving individual attention from professors. Academically, undergraduate students have more than 50 areas of study to choose from; popular majors include business administration, psychology, accounting, and nutrition and dietetics.

Dominican also offers several master’s and doctoral degrees through its graduate divisions of library and information science, business, education, social work, and professional and continuing studies. Dominican has a solid study abroad program, with programs in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

The University works hard to make study abroad affordable for all interested students. Outside of class, students are active on campus in more than 30 academic, cultural, and special interest clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Dominican University Stars field 12 men’s and women’s athletic teams in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,522 (2,306 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,570
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,652
  • Other Expenses: $1,450
  • Total Cost: $43,872

Dominican University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,734
    • Loans: $5,966

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Apparel Merchandising, Business Administration, Nutrition and Dietetics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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