Dominican University
River Forest, IL, USA

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Dominican University
3.66 Average Rating

Roberto from River Grove, IL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
In my experience, I have not attend other schools so this is based on just my experience in this school The reason that I rate learning a lot 5 of 5 is: almost all the classes were very fun as well informative. to make sure you get this 5 out of 5 is talk to previous students about their teachers. Here teachers have a wide rang of teaching techniques, so you should be able to match you needs and likes. When I started I found the thought of Freedom! amazing, but even knowing that some of these teachers are more lenient on attendance these teachers actually go out of their way to make classes fun and interesting while still being VERY informative. Making you want to go to class.
Am enjoying being here
I really like the school here, especially if you are a little out going (which I'm not too much). Something that I found so amazing yes amazing, is the friendliness of the staff. You can ask just about anyone and people will go out of there way to make sure they help you to the best of their ability. I give it a 4 because everything that you could expect from a smaller school is here. Also, if you go out of your way just a bit to get involved with some of the many organizations around the school you will have a much better time. The reason I give it a four out of five is based on not being able to find nice quiet spots. If there were more spots were you can just relax in quiet I would give it a five.
Bang for the buck
They only thing that deters me from this school is that it can use updating computers, equipment, some class rooms especially, technology. The school I think is suppose to look old I like the new age look, just my opinion so I don't know how much I can really complain at this. Another thing that makes me give only 3 stars is that the school can be a bit pricy when you can get into much larger schools for about the same. The biggest factor that make me give it a 3 is that some classes seem to be getting crowded and its getting a little hard to find a nice quiet spot. But if you don't want giant class sizes (like hundreds) or just a giant school then Dominican can be a great choice
Tips for prospective students
The number one thing is to talk to other students as much as possible about their experiences with particular teachers, they all have their teaching techniques.

Number two, match your major to the school. As I said before, it can use some updating, I'm not a tech major or anything but there can be better technology.

Number three, take a good long tour to see if your going to be happy with the school.
Great for these types of students
I would say that you have to be a little out going to really appreciate the extra perks the school has.

Most of all, students that like smaller schools I think it my be getting a little crowded
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Joseph from Chicago, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dominican University is a great school to attend if you are looking for a alternative to everyday city life. Dominican University offers small class sizes and here you can develop excellent relationships with your professors because of the small class. Strongly recommend considering Dominican University in your college search.
Tips for prospective students
Small class sizes, advisor supervision thoroughly your four years at Dominican, study rooms in computer rooms, library and cafeteria and many organizations that are available to join.
Academic Rigor
Dominican offers competitive classes that can prove to be difficult. It all depends on your major and level of classes you intend to take.
Dorm Life
As a commuter I have friends who dorm at Dominican University who state that their isn't much to do on campus. However, since the campus is pretty close to the city so their are many alternatives.
Food and Dining
The food at Dominican is really good. Recently, they offer a way range of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They now offer deserts at the Cybercafe now.
What to do for fun
Dominican is a relatively small campus. At the university you can attend Men's or Women's soccer events, open gym and at times the Fine Arts building they have scheduled events such as musicals, stand-up comedy and plays.
Bang for the buck
Many employers are very noticeable for a student at Dominican. Dominican University has events where employers are at campus with hopes of hiring Dominican students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Dominican University is in fact a religious school to a certain extent. We follow Caritas Veritas symposium which classes are canceled for students to attend presentations on very interesting subjects.
Great for these types of students
University is great for students looking for a smaller class sizes, closer interactions with professors and a home away from the busy city life.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs and activities at Dominican University you just have to know where to look.
Greek Life
I haven't seen anything of the sort for Dominican University however, I have seen posters about it.
Campus Safety
I have always felt safe at Dominican University. There is always an officer walking around the building.
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Amanda from Chicago, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Dominican University is a unique institution with a challenging atmosphere. It provides students with the prefect blend of supportive staff, engaging professors and innovative technologies. The University is truly a place for those who want to be leaders in their fields.
Tips for prospective students
There is no lack of activities or support ask and you will receive the attention and support that you need to be successful
Academic Rigor
The rigor of the courses is not meant to overwhelm you - The University firmly believes that an education is meant to broaden you understanding of the world. The professors ensure that what you learn has a real world application, and that what you learn will be pertinent to your other classes.
Dorm Life
I do not dorm at Dominican but I have been to the dorms, They are spacious and the community of resident Stars are close knit. They look out for one another and there is never a lull in social events.
Food and Dining
The Dining hall is amazing, we have a buffet style cafeteria so it's all you can eat for eight bucks. The dining staff is friendly and the food that is served is fresh and there is a variety - taco's, pizza, spaghetti, the food is as diverse as the student body.
What to do for fun
The director of student activities ensures that there is never a dull moment on campus. There are bowling nights, movie nights, game nights, homecoming, Halloween Bash, DU Fest, Haunted Tours, guest lectures, Campus Ministry, DU day at the Lake movie theater where tickets are only three dollars, Poster sales, book sales, bake sales, soccer, tennis court, racquet ball, a gym, and the list goes on and on.
Great for these types of students
Those who are invested in their future - Dominican is a great school for students interested in a number of fields. If you have a field in mind not only do we have it but we have all the resources necessary for you to succeed
Clubs and Activities
There are numerous clubs - around 45 and each one hosts so many events each year, and they all enhance the community. So from Fashion Club to Campus Ministry you will find your niche.
Campus Safety
The Campus is very secure and is located in the quiet residential suburban area of River Forest. There are security personnel on campus but it is so secure that call buttons are unnecessary and have not been needed.
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