Dominican University

594 reviews
  1. River Forest, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
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

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
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 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 18 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    72%
  • Motivated
    17%
  • Lacidasical
    6%
  • Procrastinators
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    50%
  • Caritas Veritas
    39%
  • Decent
    6%
  • GREAT
    6%

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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

594 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    197
  • Average
    229
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    18
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
  • 16 days ago
I enjoy attending Dominican University. The Professors are very helpful, knowledgable, and encouraging during the schooling process. If I am unsure and need help in any certain subject or on assignments I can go to instructors for help after class or via email. Another helpful thing is there are helpful tutors on campus that are always available to tutor students in difficult subjects. I am glad I chose Dominican University as my college of choice because it is a small school with a setting that is helpful with students needing 1 on 1 attention. The classes are small and students do not feel like just a number among all of the students that attend the University. I will send my children and my children's children to Dominican University.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
So far, my overall experience has been great at Dominican University. The professors are really helpful when you need help in the class, and they care about your success. If you miss class for a certain period of time, they'll email you asking if you're okay.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago