Dominican University

Graduates: 1107
Undergraduates: 2069
Graduates: 1107
Setting: Small four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $28,440.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,440.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1595 / 22 / 3.59
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 34:66
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 60%

As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.


Dominican University (DU) is a coeducational, comprehensive, Catholic institution of higher education and research in River Forest, Illinois. Affiliated with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, it offers bachelor's and master's degrees and certificate programs as well as a PhD in library and information science. Dominican offers more than 50 majors in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and 20 programs in five graduate academic divisions offering graduate programs in library and information science, business, the School of Education, and social work.

In keeping with Dominican University�s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world, the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences strives to embody a community of learners seeking truth through free and open inquiry and dialogue with a diverse array of persons, places, texts, objects, ideas, and events, past and present, supportive of each learner�s development and committed to using our talents to make a positive contribution to the world. We strive to produce graduates of a liberal arts and sciences program who can think critically, communicate ideas well, orally and in writing, and achieve both breadth of understanding across fields and depth of knowledge in one field.

The school began as St. Clara College in 1848, chartered by Fr. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, O.P. in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. It became a college in 1901 and moved to River Forest, Illinois, taking the name Rosary College in 1922 while under the leadership of Mother Samuel Coughlin of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The present name of Dominican University was adopted in 1997 as part of a strategic plan by president Donna Carroll to reflect the school's Dominican heritage and its status as a more comprehensive university. The university operates under the following mission statement: "As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world."

30-Acre (12.14 Ha) Suburban Campus

Chief_administrator: Dr. Donna M. Carroll (President)
Fax: 7085245990
Phone: 7083662490
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: public.dom.edu/
Financial aid office website: public.dom.edu/admission/undergraduate/financial
Net price calculator web address: dom.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Online application website: www.dom-univ.org/web/
Admission office website: public.dom.edu/admission
Undergraduate application fee: $25.00
Graduate application fee: $25.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No