Dominican University in River Forest

River Forest, IL

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Overview

Dominican University offers 240-degree programs and 30 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 61%. The most popular test is SAT - 3% of students submitted it in comparison to 99% of students who submitted ACT. 29.2% are women, and 70.8% are men. 2% percents of international students. Dominican University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Dominican University is 16172$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $33845 and $41160 per year. 63% of full-time Dominican University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $42,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Dominican University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,172
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Dominican University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,418
$30,001 - $48,000$14,196
$48,001 - $75,000$16,926
$75,001 - $110,000$19,228
$110,001+$21,593

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 9380

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    22%

    Types of financial aids

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    1930 of Dominican University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Dominican University number 32 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

    Students at Dominican University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $42,600

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Disability services

    5%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Dominican University.

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    63%
    ABOVE AVERAGE

    Dominican University graduation rate is above the national average.

    63% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Dominican University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    9 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      61%

      In comparison to National Average

      Dominican University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 7%.

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      61%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Dominican University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 5% only.

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      61%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      21%

      Total

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      21%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      79%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The Dominican University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Dominican University students submitting SAT scores

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      3%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1260 - 1610

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 440 - 580
      Math: 420 - 550
      Writing: 400 - 480

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Dominican University students submitting ACT scores

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      99%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      19 - 24

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 18 - 24
      Math: 18 - 24
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Dominican University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      11:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      93
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      2%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Dominican University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Dominican University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 7900 W Division St. address in River Forest, Illinois.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Dominican University with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

      The percentage of crimes on Priory Campus

      The campus located by 7200 W. Division address in River Forest, Illinois.

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      Priory Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Dominican University with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Priory Campus are aggravated assault and murder.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Dominican University offers 240 programs in total: 162 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Master's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county. Dominican University is one of the few institutions in Cook that offers a Master's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 30 distance education programs that are provided in the Dominican University: 24 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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      Dominican University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2116 students with 63480 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 977 with 23446 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Dominican University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Small liberal arts university do your research!! Also one of two universities offering MLIS in Illinois.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      not much of a social life when I went, but it was a good school.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      as a ex student of dominican University in psychology, i felt great of being among all my fellow classmat eventhought it was a distance learning but, i enjoy it and i enjoy my profs. Dominican University for life always bete than ever...

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I'm writing this as I'm coming home from my overnight. I absolutely loved my day at Dominican. The students were all very nice and welcoming and right away accepted me into their group. At Dominican they have a lot of social events, and I was lucky to have gone on the night of their annual casino night, and it was so much fun!(I'm pretty good at blackjack but not at poker!) As for the teachers, they were just as welcoming as the students. I sat in on a few classes, and the teachers made it so easy to jump right in on discussions. I highly recommend at least checking out Dominican University. I personally cannot wait to be a Star in the fall.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      As a non-traditional student, I've been through a few different schools and failed each time. Dominican has been an absolute godsend, and they've done everything in their power to ensure my success, even if it was just something as simple as giving me a call to make sure that all was well. I can't sing praises of the staff enough; the education I've received has been of amazing quality and their Bachelors degree program has given me the skills to succeed in the professional world with an edge. Whether you're a traditional student or someone looking for an online degree program, Dominican is truly where it's at if you want a school with values that will value YOU, and not just your dollar.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 7900 W Division Street

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7083662490

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: dom.edu

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