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River Forest, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Dominican University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Dominican and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Dominican is 76%.  It ranks #39 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Dominican University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,320 out of 4,342 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 960/1160 ACT 19/24). Dominican University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.72. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Dominican application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Dominican University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Dominican SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT 
75%
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dominican University?

Dominican University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. Dominican ranks #27 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dominican University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1160 and Above Good >86%
1060 to 1160 Avg + 76%-86%
960 to 1060 Avg - 62%-76%
860 to 960 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 860 Low <47%
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Dominican ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
46%
ACT Scores for Dominican University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Dominican University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dominican?

Admission data indicates that Dominican regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dominican University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 76%-87%
19 to 21 Avg - 65%-76%
17 to 19 Reach 53%-65%
Less than 17 Low <53%
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Dominican GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.72
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Dominican University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Dominican. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dominican University was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.72 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Dominican accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dominican University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 35.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81% of Dominican University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dominican University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dominican University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,909 1,433 4,342
Accepted 2,244 1,076 3,320
Acceptance Rate 77% 75% 76%
Enrolled 327 138 465
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 13% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
118

Applicants have 118 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dominican University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dominican University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dominican University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dominican University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148496 IPEDS survey data for Dominican University.

FAQs

Does Dominican University prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Dominican. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dominican University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Dominican. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dominican University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1160. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dominican University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.