Dominican University (Dominican)

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Dominican University can be found in River Forest, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Dominican has an enrollment of nearly three thousand students.

The majority of students that got into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1000 - 1200, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 19 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Dominican University (Dominican) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. 64% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Dominican University, from which 13 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Dominican University (Dominican) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dominican University was reported as 64.3% in Fall 2020 with over 5,190 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Dominican ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Dominican Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Dominican University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dominican, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dominican has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.7%
  • 2017-2018: 65.0%
  • 2018-2019: 63.8%
  • 2019-2020: 64.3%
  • Projected Dominican Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 59.7%

How Does Dominican University (Dominican) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Dominican University is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Elmhurst College67.9%
North Park University47.6%
Moody Bible Institute94.4%
Robert Morris University Illinois63.4%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago57.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dominican University (Dominican) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math500 - 600
Total Score1000 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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