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Chances of getting into Dominican University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.3%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Dominican and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,338 out of 5,188 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 58 percent. Dominican University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Dominican SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

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

Dominican University typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dominican University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >75%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 64%-75%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 51%-64%
900 to 1000 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 900 Low <38%
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Dominican ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
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 24
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 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dominican University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >75%
22 to 25 Avg + 64%-75%
19 to 22 Avg - 51%-64%
16 to 19 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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Dominican GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 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 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dominican University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

85% 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 22%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dominican University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,458 1,730 5,188
Accepted 2,223 1,115 3,338
Acceptance Rate 64% 64% 64%
Enrolled 275 144 419
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
129

Applicants have 129 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Dominican University Admission 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?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Dominican. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 1000 and 1200. 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 25. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.