Dominican University

Dominican University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Dominican University, established in 1901, is a private Roman Catholic university located in River Forest, Illinois. It is the only Catholic university in the state and one of the few universities to offer a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum for students of all backgrounds. The university was founded by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters who wanted to provide an education that combined both religious and academic studies. In its earliest days, Dominican University was known as St. Clara College and was located in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. The college moved to River Forest in 1922 and changed its name to Rosary College before finally settling on Dominican University of River Forest in 1997.

Since then, Dominican University has grown significantly in size and scope. Today it offers more than 50 undergraduate majors ranging from business administration to music therapy as well as several graduate programs including Doctoral degrees in Education Leadership and Nursing Practice. The university also offers an Honors Program which provides students with unique educational opportunities such as internships, study abroad programs and research fellowships. Additionally, Dominican University has a strong commitment to service learning which encourages students to become involved with local community organizations while earning credit towards their degree requirements.

Dominican University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Dominican University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Dominican University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Dominican University

Dominican University has an acceptance rate of 73%, which is slightly higher than the average acceptance rate for universities in the United States. The university received 8,717 applications for the fall 2020 term and accepted 6,358 students for admission. Of those admitted, approximately 53% are female and 47% are male. Additionally, of those admitted, 28% are domestic minority students and 7% are international students. The student-to-faculty ratio at Dominican University is 12:1, meaning that there is one faculty member per every 12 students enrolled. This allows the faculty to provide individualized attention and support to each student while they pursue their college degree. Additionally, 66% of classes at Dominican University have fewer than 20 students enrolled in them; this provides a more intimate learning environment that encourages student engagement with their professors and peers.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 81%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 81%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,916
Female applicants 1,336
Male applicants 580
Applicants accepted 1,545
Female applicants accepted 1,104
Male applicants accepted 441
Freshman enrollment 427
Female freshman enrollment 287
Male freshman enrollment 140
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 80%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 4%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-590
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-580
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 470-600
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 99%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A