Dominican University

589 reviews
  1. River Forest, IL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Dominican University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
7900 W Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
890-1000
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,505/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,418/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,196/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,228/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,593/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    62%
  • Motivated
    31%
  • Lacidasical
    4%
  • Procrastinators
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Caritas Veritas
    45%
  • Community
    30%
  • GREAT
    15%
  • Decent
    9%

After Dominican University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

589 reviews
  • Excellent
    91
  • Very Good
    202
  • Average
    229
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    19
Dominican University is an incredible institution that allows for each student to have a uniquely intimate and personal academic experience. With a total of 3,900 students, the student-teacher ratio is superb and truly promotes students being able to build personable relationships with their professors. Located in the beautiful community of River Forest, Dominican's campus is picturesque and reminds you of an East cost Ivy. My only complaint is the cost; with tuition fees at $31, 720/yr (not including Room & Board), one can definitely expect to get their money's worth!
  • Alum
  • 3 months ago
I love Dominican University! Now, I can't say that it's the perfect choice for me, since I've only gotten through one semester, but from the one semester, I've already accomplished so much and only see things getting better and better! Starting next semester, I am starting a few classes that involve my major, Nutrition and Dietetics! I know this will be a challenge but I am looking forward to it, and couldn't be happier that I am accomplishing this at Dominican University.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Dominican University is one of the most diverse campuses in the midwest. That being said, it also has one the highest percentages of graduates. Classes are small, allowing students to recieve direct attention from their professors. At Dominican, anyone and everyone can succeed. The campus offers a great support system consisting of advisors, professors and student organizations for any ethnicity or social theme that best serves the interests of students. If there isn't already an organization that interests you, make one! You can be assured that you will get support from faculty. It is this acceptance environment that makes Dominican such a successful school.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 23 2011