If you want to apply to Dominican University, the regular decision application deadline is September 1 and the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Dominican University by October 1.
Dominican University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Dominican University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Dominican University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Dominican University accepted 76% of all applicants., around 3,320 of the 4,342 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Dominican University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Dominican University must submit the following items. Double check with Dominican University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.75|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Dominican University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At Dominican University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Dominican University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|Dominican University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Dominican University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 77% of Dominican University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Dominican University applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dominican University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Dominican University student is 1055.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dominican University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dominican University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Dominican University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dominican University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dominican University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Dominican University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is September 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by October 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Dominican University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Dominican University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dominican University.
Does Dominican University accept transfer credits?
Dominican University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dominican University accepts:
CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit
Does Dominican University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Dominican University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Dominican University?
No, Dominican University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Dominican University? Dominican University is a somewhat selective institution. The Dominican University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dominican University is Sep 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dominican University is Sep 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dominican University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Dominican University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1160 and Above
960 to 1160
960 and Less
The median SAT score for Dominican University students is 1055. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dominican University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dominican University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Dominican University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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