Dominican (changed from Rosary College in May 1997), founded in 1901, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 30-acre campus of Gothic-style buildings is located in River Forest.

Website: www.dom.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,106
Undergraduate
Students
(68.3%) 1,438 Women
(31.7%) 668 Men
884
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 4,813 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,619
Tuition and Fees
$34,420
Room and Board
$10,549
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$26,640
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,387
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
158
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

River Forest Population
11,210
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stars
Sororities
38% of women participate
Fraternities
38% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
80.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.0% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
1.6% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 20
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
7900 West Division Street
City, State, Zip
River Forest, IL 60305-1099
Phone
(708) 524-6800
Fax
(708) 366-5360
E-mail
domadmis@dom.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 4,813 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 3,273 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 1,540 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
518 (17%) of 3,070 admitted students enrolled
Women
346 (16%) of 2,213 admitted students enrolled
Men
174 (20%) of 857 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.66
3.75 and Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 52%
Top half: 86%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,619
Tuition and Fees
$34,420
Room and Board
$10,549
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,300
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001750
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
402 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
381 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
381 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$26,640
Need-Based Gift
Received by 381 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,852
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 344 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,195
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 33 (9.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
66 (10.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,950

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,680 (93.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,605 (95.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,599 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
144 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,129
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,579 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,905
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,462 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,919
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 103 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
278 (11.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,782

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,387
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Health Fields
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Informatics
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, library science, pharmacy with Midwestern University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
158
Part-Time Faculty
236
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
34%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
310,797
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
550
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


River Forest Population
11,210
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
30 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Stars
School Colors
Royal blue, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Bowling x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, polish club, commuter student association, nutrition club, organization of latin american students, fashion club
Sororities
38% of women participate
Fraternities
38% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,106
Women
1,438 (68.3%)
Men
668 (31.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,974
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
80.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.0% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.6% from 9 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
884

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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