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Dominican University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Dominican University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dominican University Ranked?

2021 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 8 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Dominican U is ranked #591 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Dominican U is also ranked #20 out of 61 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dominican U?

Acceptance Rate

Dominican University has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Dominican U.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 530 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University  ( 530 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University  ( 490 to 590 )
Dominican U received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University  ( 20 to 25 )

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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 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dominican University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 out of 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 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Dominican U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,106 undergraduates at Dominican U with 1,974 being full-time and 132 being part-time.

Dominican U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Dominican U scored 50.78 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.78 out of 100
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How Much Does Dominican University Cost?

The overall average net price of Dominican U is $17,806. 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 +
$15,162 $16,297 $17,818 $21,093 $22,200

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dominican U, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,567 a year. That adds up to $22,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dominican U is 4.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Dominican U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,100 in their early years. That's great news for Dominican U students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Dominican University make the most money.

Location of Dominican University

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

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Location of Dominican University

Contact details for Dominican U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7900 W Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-366-2490

Dominican University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from Dominican University. Of these students, 500 received undergraduate degrees and 343 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
Business Administration & Management 46 $36,500
Nursing 38 NA
Sociology 37 $29,200
General Psychology 35 $25,900
Criminology 31 $28,900
General Biology 30 $22,700
Natural Sciences 27 $31,400
Health/Medical Prep Programs 23 $26,100
Accounting 22 $49,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,323 students took at least one online class at Dominican University. This is an increase from the 1,269 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,323 163
2016-2017 1,269 144
2015-2016 1,485 227
2014-2015 283 240
2013-2014 977 78

Learn more about online learning at Dominican University.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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