Dominican University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in River Forest, IL and operated as a private institution. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Dominican has an annual student enrollment of around 3,700.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Library Science
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Public Administration And Social Services
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1460 - 1740 for the SAT exam and between 20 - 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to Dominican University. This school has an admissions rate of 59 percent of which only 26 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found at dom.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $29,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Dominican University "Stars" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Students who would like to see more about Dominican University may visit their website at http://www.dom.edu/.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Dominican accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Dominican University has a total student population of about 3,700. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 61% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $30,000-$36,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,000-$1,200 per unit
- The estimated cost for room and board is around $11,000
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$19,627|
|Receiving Student Loans||81%||$6,041|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Dominican University may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Dominican University has an overall graduation rate which is around 63%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||50%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1973)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2012)
Dominican University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Basketball (Northern Athletics Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Dominican University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dominican University for official up-to-date information.