#13 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

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Student Population
Dominican University overview
Location River Forest, Illinois
Online dom.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Dominican University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in River Forest, Illinois, Dominican University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,188 prospective students applied, and 3,338 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 419 enrolled in the school.  2,315 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 675 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $33,950 plus fees of $470. Dominican is ranked 313 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Dominican is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Dominican University overview
SAT 1000/1200
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Dominican University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$470
Room and Board $10,549
Budget for Other Expenses$1,372
Total One Year Cost$47,541

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dominican University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Social Sciences 16%
Psychology 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148496 IPEDS survey data for Dominican University.

Current students may use the Dominican University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.