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

$28,890 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Dominican U?

You can apply to Dominican U online at:

Admission Requirements for Dominican U

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Dominican U?

81% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
Dominican U has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% 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 460 and 580. Math scores were between 450 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University  ( 460 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University  ( 450 to 580 )
Dominican U received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Dominican University  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Dominican University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University  ( 22 to 27 )

Can I Afford Dominican University?

$28,890 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Dominican U is $28,890. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Dominican U, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $5,769 a year. That adds up to $23,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dominican U is 1.9%. 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.

Dominican University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,908 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,063 undergraduate students at Dominican U, with 1,908 being full-time and 155 being part-time.


There are also 1,003 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,908 full-time undergraduates at Dominican U, 31% are male and 69% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dominican University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 1,246
White 432
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 76

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Dominican University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Dominican U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Dominican University

706 Took All Classes Online
2,664 Took At Least One Class Online
133.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Dominican U. In 2020-2021, 2,664 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dominican U has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Dominican U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dominican University was 133.5%. This is the #188 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Dominican U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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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