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 Dominican University

Dominican University - River Forest, IL

7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois 60305

General information:(708)366-2490
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,612(1,953 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $24,700 $25,710 $26,610 -3%
Out-of-state $24,700 $25,710 $26,610 -3%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,620 $8,000 $8,270 -3%
Other $1,090 $1,090 $1,090 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $14,000 $15,600 $15,600 0%
Other $2,320 $2,460 $2,460 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,675 $3,675 $3,675 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $34,610 $36,000 $37,170 -3%
Off Campus $42,220 $44,970 $45,870 -2%
Off Campus with Family $29,575 $30,585 $31,485 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $34,610 $36,000 $37,170 -3%
Off Campus $42,220 $44,970 $45,870 -2%
Off Campus with Family $29,575 $30,585 $31,485 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $26,460
In-state fees $150
Out-of-state tuition $26,460
Out-of-state fees $150
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $16,484
In-state fee $150
Out-of-state tuition $16,484
Out-of-state fees $150
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 424 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 424 100% $7,891,959 $18,613
Federal grants 235 55% $1,297,414 $5,521
Pell grants 234 55% $984,414 $4,207
Other federal grants 219 52% $313,000 $1,429
State/local government grant or scholarships 275 65% $1,259,797 $4,581
Institutional grants or scholarships 424 100% $5,334,748 $12,582
Student loan aid 299 70% $1,945,343 $6,506
Federal student loans 299 70% $1,775,301 $5,937
Other student loans 13 3% $170,042 $13,080
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,741 90% $18,286,161 $10,503
Pell grants 836 43% $3,358,317 $4,017
Federal student loans 1,261 65% $9,888,252 $7,842

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,612
Undergraduate enrollment 1,953
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 101
Graduate enrollment 1,659
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,732 879 1,853
Percent admitted 59% 56% 60%
Percent admitted who enrolled 56% 15% 15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 18 4%
ACT 412 99%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 600
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Writing 490 560
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1615
Golf 7-
Soccer 3623
Softball -18
Tennis 89
Track and Field, X-Country 108
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/19/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/19/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/23/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1919 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

12/01/1973 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/26/2012 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 5
Liquor law violations110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 105
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 102
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 953
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 022
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Food Science0-----
Category total0-----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies0-----
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-----
Category total3-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0-----
Neuroscience1-----
Category total17-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting44----
Business Administration and Management, General11130----
Fashion Merchandising4-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce2-----
Knowledge Management-----0
Management Information Systems, General-2----
Organizational Behavior Studies028----
Category total120164---0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism2-----
Public Relations/Image Management1-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1-----
Category total27-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0-----
Information Science/Studies04----
Information Technology0-----
Category total54----
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction-0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching027----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-11----
Elementary Education and Teaching-89----
Special Education and Teaching, General-20----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-120----
Category total9267----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0-----
Category total8-----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0-----
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management0-----
Category total3-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0-----
Italian Language and Literature1-----
Spanish Language and Literature2-----
Category total6-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetics/Dietitian0---0-
Category total19---0-
History Colleges
History, General0-----
Category total8-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-----
Category total2-----
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-21420--
Category total-21420--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1-----
Category total7-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences1-----
Mathematics and Computer Science0-----
Natural Sciences0-----
Category total23-----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0-----
Category total0-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0-----
Category total0-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-----
Category total4-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1-----
Category total43-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-74----
Category total-74----
Social Sciences Colleges
Criminology7-----
Economics, General2-----
International Relations and Affairs3-----
Political Science and Government, General0-----
Social Sciences, General0-----
Sociology7-----
Category total66-----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other-0----
Pastoral Studies/Counseling1---1-
Theology/Theological Studies0-----
Category total50--1-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-----
Art/Art Studies, General0-----
Commercial and Advertising Art1-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-----
Fashion/Apparel Design1-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General1-----
Photography1-----
Category total37-----
Grand total567232010