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River Forest, IL
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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is there to learn and have a better future. People seem like they are very down to earth.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We have a very small community so there are not a lot of options available.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is definitely a variety of people who come here. Interests are diiferent, and style is different.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It only asked me what the guys are like, and seeing as I like females, I chose N/A. However, the girls here are an overall C at best.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are loads of interesting guys and girls to meet at DU.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 366th
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 437th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 459th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 490th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 697th
    Party Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Whitcomb
Palatine, Ill.
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Unfortunately, for any women attending the school, there is a very unequal male-to-female ratio, with women significantly outnumbering men (perhaps due to the fact that Dominican was an all-female university for a significant amount of time). The men who do appear at Dominican typically have an athletic or preppy style, but some others tend to "march to their own beat" with their unique style. The girls' style is just as eclectic; many have a laid-back, athletic style, but others are preppy or have a more unique look.

While Dominican might not be the greatest place to find a relationship, it's a great place to meet new people and create new friendships. Because the campus is so small, it is likely that students see many of the same faces in the halls and buildings daily, and these familiar faces can become friends soon enough! Many friendships can also be created during meals in the dining hall.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Reproductive health care, education, support, and exams are available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The fitness center
  2. Athletic games
  3. Suite parties in Centennial Hall
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The quad
  2. Dorm lounges
Social Scene
Students are pretty outgoing, but many tend to stick with their groups of friends. Even so, you are likely to receive a friendly smile or hello from a few other students (even if you really don't know them well) as you walk around campus.
Hookups or Relationships?
There is a much greater emphasis on relationships on campus; hookups are generally not common or at least not heard about.
Dress Code
The overall dress code for both guys and girls is casual and relaxed. Most guys on campus have an "athletic" look-sweatpants/soccer pants, hooded sweatshirts, etc. Girls can also be seen sporting this look, wearing jeans or sweatpants, T-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts to class. A laid-back, preppy, casual look is also popular with both guys and girls. Guys can be seen wearing polo, button-down, or T-shirts with designer names (i.e., Abercrombie, Armani Exchange). Girls can also be seen wearing name-brand shirts, sweatpants, and shoes from places like Abercrombie, Bebe, and Guess.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 50% None
  • 19% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Casual dating at your school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 13% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 39% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 35% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 13% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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