Dominican University

7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

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http://www.dom.edu/
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Main telephone 708-366-2490
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Catholic
Date founded 1901
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 30 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 145
Number of full time, freshmen women 274
Total number of full time freshmen 419
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 145
Total number of freshmen women 274
Total number of freshmen 419
Number of full time, undergraduate men 617
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,394
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,011
Number of part time, undergraduate men 61
Number of part time, undergraduate women 79
Total number of part time undergraduates 140
Total number of undergraduate males 678
Total number of undergraduate females 1,473
Total number of undergraduate students 2,151
Number of male graduate students 165
Number of female graduate students 562
Total number of graduate students 727
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 843
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,035
Total enrollment 2,878
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 3%
Black 5%
Hispanic 54%
White 28%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 8%
Number of states and territories represented 28
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
Number of countries represented 9
Percentage of students 25 or older 10%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $34,950
Out-of-state tuition $34,950
Fees $470
Books and supplies $1,200
Room and board (live on campus)* $10,865
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's) Yes
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Victoria Spivak
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 708-524-6950
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) February 15
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $27,910
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 80%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,061
Scholarship or grant $24,836
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $26,039
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 72%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,257
Scholarship or grant $22,672
Work study $2,500
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 375
Number of freshmen who received aid 348
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 1,704
Number of undergraduates who received aid 1,594
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 81%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $28,760
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Glenn Hamilton
Admissions contact title Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-828-8475
Electronic application website www.dom-univ.org/web/
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,730
Number of male applicants accepted 1,115
Number of male applicants who enrolled 145
Number of female applicants 3,458
Number of female applicants accepted 2,223
Number of female applicants who enrolled 274
Total number of applicants 5,188
Total number of applicants accepted 3,338
Total number of applicants who enrolled 419
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available www.dom-univ.org/web/
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Recommended, but not required
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 23%
500 - 599 52%
600 - 699 23%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 531
SAT math
Under 400 1%
400 - 499 19%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 3%
Average SAT math score 518
ACT score
12 - 17 5%
18 - 23 58%
24 - 29 30%
30 - 36 7%
Average ACT score 21
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.82
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 86%
Percentage in top 25% 58%
Percentage in top 10% 27%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 77%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 50%
Between four and five years 11%
Between five and six years 1%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 428
Student faculty ratio 10:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 124 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Business Yes
Engineering Master's at Illinois Institute of Technology
Nursing Yes
Social Work Yes
Other Library science, pharmacy with Midwestern University
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Concordia University (IL), Elmhurst College, Illinois Institute of Technology
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (550)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Rebecca Crown Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 40
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Polish Club, Commuter Student Association, Nutrition Club, Organization of Latin American Students, Fashion Club
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Percentage of students who live on campus 23%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 23%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Priority for housing
Housing options Co-ed, women only
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline July 1
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Child daycare available on campus Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 59%
Went directly to graduate or professional school 18%
Was counseled by the career services office 48%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Catherine Galarza-Espino
Grad admissions contact title Coordinator of Graduate Marketing and Recruitment
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-828-8475
Number of full time, male graduate students 56
Number of full time, female graduate students 257
Total number of full time graduate students 313
Number of part time, male graduate students 109
Number of part time, female graduate students 305
Total number of part time graduate students 414
Total number of male graduate students 165
Total number of female graduate students 562
Total number of graduate students 727
Number of undergraduate men 678
Number of undergraduate women 1,473
Total number of undergraduate students 2,151
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 843
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 2,035
Total enrollment 2,878
Tuition year 2019-2020
In-state tuition* $25,500
Out-of-state tuition* $25,500
Fees $840
* Tuition may vary by program
Graduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.