U.S. News Rankings
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Dominican University is a private institution that was founded in 1901. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,995, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 37 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Dominican University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 13. Its tuition and fees are $28,690 (2013-14).
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Dominican University ranks among the top 20 of Midwest regional universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, which also cited Dominican as one of three Illinois schools offering a "best value" in college education. Small by design, we're rich in resources and opportunities. The average class size is only 17, the student-faculty ratio is 11 to 1, and professors, not teaching assistants, teach all classes. We offer more than 50 academic majors including several preprofessional programs and four graduate schools in library and information science, business, education and social work. Our beautiful main campus is located in River Forest, just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. We also offer classes in several locations in the Chicago area and overseas. Dominican is a Catholic university committed to independent thought and respect for divergent opinions. Whatever your personal beliefs, you will appreciate our values-centered approach to education that embraces the whole person. If you are searching for a rigorously intellectual and professionally indispensable education, you haven't finished looking until you have considered Dominican.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Dominican University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Dominican University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||57.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Dominican University is 11:1, and the school has 63.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Dominican University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||55%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Dominican University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,995, with a gender distribution of 31.6 percent male students and 68.4 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. Dominican University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Dominican University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Dominican University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dominican University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Dominican University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Dominican University, 89.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,633.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,690 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,818 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data