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Dominican University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Dominican University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Dominican University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dominican University was awarded 85 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is library and information science.

Overall Quality

Dominican U is ranked #775 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Dominican U held the #928 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Dominican U is also ranked #40 out of 87 schools in Illinois.

See all of the rankings for Dominican University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Dominican U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Dominican University is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Dominican U is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Dominican U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University  ( 480 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University  ( 480 to 580 )
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800
Dominican U received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University  ( 19 to 24 )
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Learn more about Dominican University admissions.

Dominican University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dominican U is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dominican University is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dominican University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dominican University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Dominican U for first-time, full-time students is 49%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100
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Dominican University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,166 undergraduates at Dominican U with 2,001 being full-time and 165 being part-time.

How Much Does Dominican University Cost?

The overall average net price of Dominican U is $18,645. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dominican U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,372 $14,903 $18,838 $21,380 $23,060

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dominican U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Dominican U, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,291 a year. That adds up to $25,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dominican U is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Dominican U Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Dominican U make about $52,781 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Dominican U graduates since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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See which majors at Dominican University make the most money.

Location of Dominican University

Located in River Forest, Illinois, Dominican University is a private not-for-profit institution. Dominican U is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Dominican U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7900 W Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-366-2490
Website: www.dom.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dominican
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dominicanu

Dominican University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Dominican University. Of these students, 544 received undergraduate degrees and 322 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 50 $31,433
Business Administration & Management 47 $43,788
Nursing 46 $63,717
Natural Sciences 28 $29,252
Sociology 26 $32,774
Criminology 24 $32,365
Health/Medical Prep Programs 23 NA
General Biology 21 $32,740
Finance & Financial Management 21 NA
Accounting 20 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dominican University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dominican U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,992 students took at least one online class at Dominican University. This is an increase from the 1,635 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,992 969
2018-2019 1,635 145
2017-2018 1,323 163
2016-2017 1,269 144
2015-2016 1,485 227

Learn more about online learning at Dominican University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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