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Dominican Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

65%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Dominican? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1100-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Dominican University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Estimated Average SAT 1190
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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 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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dominican University admission chances by SAT score
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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Dominican University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Dominican University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dominican University admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dominican University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Dominican University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,153 1,544 4,697
Accepted 2,086 966 3,052
Acceptance Rate 66% 63% 65%
Enrolled 279 162 441
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 14%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
11

Applicants have 11 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dominican University and what considerations affect 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.