Dominican Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dominican University
How hard is it to get into Dominican and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,052 out of 4,697 applicants were admitted making Dominican a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Dominican University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Dominican SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dominican University?
Dominican University typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1185 to 1270||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1100 to 1185||Avg -||52%-65%|
|1015 to 1100||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 1015||Low||<39%|
Dominican ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT98%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>78%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||65%-78%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||55%-65%|
|18 to 20||Reach||44%-55%|
|Less than 18||Low||<44%|
Avg. High School GPA3.59
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dominican University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dominican University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Dominican accepts 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||22%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
85% of Dominican University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Bottom 50% of class||15%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||17%||14%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply283
Applicants have 283 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Dominican before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Dominican University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.