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Dominican University (IL)

7900 W Division St
River Forest, Illinois 60305

Level Four or more years
Undergraduate Enrollment 2,151
Setting Suburb
Links Financial Aid Office
Admissions Office
Online Application (Fee: $0)
Total 2019 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment 2,151
Total 2019 Full-Time First-Year Enrollment 419
Total 2019 Total Enrollment 3,029
Middle 50% Range of HS GPA for Freshmen Average GPA 3.82
Middle 50% Range of ACT/SAT for Freshmen ACT: 19-26; SAT: 1020-1200
Test Optional No
Accept Transfer Students Yes
Middle 50% Range of College GPA for Transfer Students N/A
Total 2019 Full-Time Transfer Student Enrollment 197
Catholic Order Affiliation Sinsinawa Dominican
3 Most Popular Majors Pre-Nursing, Psychology, Pre-Medical
Unique Academic Programs Informatics, Neuroscience, Fashion Design/Merchandising, Culinology, and accelerated bachelor's-to-master's programs in business, social work, information studies, and Hispanic theology and ministry.
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Interesting Facts:
  • Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for our Hispanic students, who make up more than 70% of the 2019-2020 freshman class.
  • Each year, Dominican awards thousands of dollars in grant money to students to support independent research projects with faculty members--a rare opportunity at the undergraduate level.
  • In its newest category, U.S. News & World Report recognized Dominican's success in enrolling and graduating large proportions of economically disadvantaged students, placing the school first out of more than 160 regional universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also #1 on the prestigious publication's list of "Best Value Schools" in Illinois. This study looks closely at each school's academic quality and average cost of attendance.