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Dominican University Student Life

Dominican University is on a 30-acre campus in a suburban setting in River Forest, Illinois, not far from Chicago. Dominican University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Dominican University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Dominican University has a thriving Polish Club. In fact, more students participate in Polish Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Dominican University include Commuter Student Association, Nutrition Club, Organization of Latin American Students and Fashion Club.

Dominican University students' favorite campus traditions are DUfest, Homecoming and Caritas Veritas.

Dominican University Housing

Dominican University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Dominican University students live off campus. In 2021, 23% of undergrads at Dominican University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dominican University. There are 550 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,166 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 503 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 27% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Dominican University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Dominican University Athletics

At Dominican University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dominican University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Dominican University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Dominican University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Dominican University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Dominican University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Dominican University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Dominican University, take Interstate 290 to River Forest, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dominican University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Dominican University Students

69%

Women

31%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

61%

24%

5%

4%

3%

1%

1%

0.09%

0.09%

Undergraduate Students

2,166

Graduate Students

1,023

Non-Resident / International Students

25

Dominican University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,189

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$35,570

Out-of-State

$35,570

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 1
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