Dominican University

Private, Four-years School Located in River Forest, IL

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How much is the Dominican tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Dominican's tuition & fees is $37,844.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,466 when a student lives on-campus.

Dominican Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,844
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$11,050
On-campus Expenses$1,372
Off-campus Room & Board$11,050
Off-campus Expenses$1,872
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$40,434

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Dominican for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $167,583 at Dominican. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $218,755. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $112,752.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,399$51,968$27,046
Sophomore (2024-25)$41,019$53,736$27,790
Junior (2025-26)$42,705$55,572$28,559
Senior (2026-27)$44,460$57,479$29,356
4 Years Total$167,583$218,755$112,752
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$41,019$53,736$27,790
Sophomore (2025-26)$42,705$55,572$28,559
Junior (2026-27)$44,460$57,479$29,356
Senior (2027-28)$46,287$59,460$30,182
4 Years Total$174,470$226,247$115,887
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$42,705$55,572$28,559
Sophomore (2026-27)$44,460$57,479$29,356
Junior (2027-28)$46,287$59,460$30,182
Senior (2028-29)$48,190$61,518$31,036
4 Years Total$181,641$234,030$119,134
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$44,460$57,479$29,356
Sophomore (2027-28)$46,287$59,460$30,182
Junior (2028-29)$48,190$61,518$31,036
Senior (2029-30)$50,170$63,656$31,921
4 Years Total$189,107$242,114$122,496
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$46,287$59,460$30,182
Sophomore (2028-29)$48,190$61,518$31,036
Junior (2029-30)$50,170$63,656$31,921
Senior (2030-31)$52,232$65,878$32,838
4 Years Total$196,879$250,512$125,978

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Dominican' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Dominican University$37,844
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Dominican and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, IL$37,844$19,500
Judson UniversityElgin, IL$30,910$18,708
Roosevelt UniversityChicago, IL$20,280$23,094
Saint Xavier UniversityChicago, IL$36,840$15,410
Concordia University-ChicagoRiver Forest, IL$36,258$10,782
Columbia College ChicagoChicago, IL$32,520$2,464

Financial Aid and COA

At Dominican University, 1,933 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,938.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Dominican is $27,528 for students living on-campus and $28,028 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 461 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,315 and the average amount of student loans is $5,784.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,466
COA (off-campus)$51,966
Tuition & Fees$37,844
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,622
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,122
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,528
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,028
Average Financial Aid$23,938
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,93394%$23,938
Pell Grants99448%$4,963
Federal Student Loan1,25261%$6,472
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid461100%-
Grants or Scholarships461100%$25,315
Federal Grants26658%$5,339
Pell Grants26658%$4,979
Other Federal Grants16135%$594
State/Local Grants30767%$5,179
Institutional Grants461100%$18,785
Student Loan Aid27159%$5,784
Federal Student Loans27159%$4,961
Other Student Loans184%$12,391

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Dominican's acceptance rate is 80.94%. A total of 3,845 applicants applied to and 3,112 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 462 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 14.85%.
To apply to Dominican, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate80.94%76.65%83.13%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.85%14.63%14.95%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Dominican. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,035 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0359101,160
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW520460580
SAT Math515450580
ACT Composite252227
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math231926
ACT English242127

Student Population

Dominican University has a total of 3,196 students including 2,136 undergraduate and 1,060 graduate students. By gender, there are 838 male students and 2,228 female students attending Dominican. The school offers online degree programs and 260 students enrolled online exclusively (8.14% of all students).
Total3,066 8382,228
Undergraduate2,063 6411,422
Graduate1,003 197806

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address7900 W Division Street, River Forest, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered101 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered27 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate89.53%
Student Population3,196
Graduation Rate58%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties142 (Full-time), 252 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs375 (Full-time), 336 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,956
Average Staff Salary$67,118