Dominican University

7900 Division St, River Forest, United States
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Overview of Dominican University

About this school

Dominican (changed from Rosary College in May 1997), founded in 1901, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 30-acre campus of Gothic-style buildings is located in River Forest.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,171
    • Men:720 (33.2%)
    • Women:1,451 (66.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dominican University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 20
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
7900 West Division Street
City, State, Zip
River Forest, IL  60305-1099
Phone
(708) 524-6800
Fax
(708) 366-5360
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,697 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 3,153 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,544 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
518 (17%) of 3,052 admitted students enrolled
Women
325 (16%) of 2,086 admitted students enrolled
Men
193 (20%) of 966 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
59%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,434 (72.40714672441797%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,241 (22.178668110449376%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.5988088792636708%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,300 (2.8153762858689766%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dominican University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001750
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
464 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
444 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
444 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$25,099
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 444 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,986
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 361 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,849
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 43 (9.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
51 (10.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,368

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,864 (93.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,758 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,757 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
175 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$23,125
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,717 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,644
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,485 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,647
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 129 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
221 (11.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,808

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
91%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,659
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Home Economics
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


158

Part-Time Faculty


260

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
310,797

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
550
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dominican University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


62.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (64)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, library science, pharmacy with Midwestern University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Information Studies
  • Library Science
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,210

Nearest Metropolitan Area


30 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stars
School Colors
Royal blue, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dominican University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, polish club, commuter student association, nutrition club, organization of latin american students, fashion club

Sororities


38% of women participate

Fraternities


38% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,014

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,171
Women
1,451
Men
720

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.4% Asian
  • 6.8% Black/African-American
  • 52.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 34.2% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 9 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


956

Student Resources

Study resources