If you're looking for a school that checks all the boxes on your college wish list, you're in the right place. At Dominican, the investment you make in yourself will deliver unequaled returns. We're U.S. News & World Report's #1 Best Value School in Illinois for a reason. Choose from 50-plus degree programs, all designed to inspire, challenge and prepare you for a rewarding career. At Dominican, you'll find a community that believes in you and is prepared to back it up with a promise of support and big chances so you can learn more, do more, be more.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Culinary
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


When you apply to Dominican as a first-year student, your grade-point average and class rank are key factors in our admission decisions—but who you are as a person and what you have done are equally important. We start making admission decisions on a rolling basis in early fall for each academic year. Once accepted, you're automatically considered for merit scholarship—no extra paperwork needed.


At Dominican, we value your experience and understand your needs as a transfer student. Starting with the admission process and continuing through graduation and beyond, we will help you clear hurdles, discover new interests and meet your personal and professional goals. This is what makes the Dominican experience so appealing: it’s not about passing through a huge, impersonal institution. It’s about joining a true community of learners.

When you apply to Dominican as a transfer student, we make sure you are rewarded with academic credit and merit scholarships for the hard work you have already completed.

Additional Information

Powerful Academics: From art history to nursing, all of our degree programs are career-focused. Dominican is your pipeline to Chicago’s best jobs and internships.

High-Impact Opportunities: You’ll venture beyond campus, maybe even beyond borders. More than 90% of our students complete internships, study abroad or other high-impact experiences outside class. And unlike most universities, you won’t have to wait until graduate school to conduct serious research. You’ll do it as an undergraduate. We’ll even fund it.

Relationship-Centered Learning: We’re known for tremendous academic rigor as well as an atmosphere of care, concern and support. That’s why we keep our classes intimate (average size is just 16 students). Your professors and fellow students will know you. You’ll graduate with a powerful network of friends and mentors.

Support: We know today’s college students face a lot of pressures. Dominican is on the leading edge of schools providing the most comprehensive student support services. They include: career development, free tutoring, on-campus health care and counseling, and advisors who will help you map a college-to-career plan from day one. See for Yourself. See Yourself Here

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We’re honored to be on your college list. Let us show you around. It’s the best way to experience what Dominican is all about. We’ll introduce you to professors and current students, and answer your questions. Then, start thinking big. Because, at Dominican, you’ll be challenged. You’ll gain a broadened outlook on the world. You’ll discover a calling and develop the skills to pursue it. You’ll go out into the world and make it better. Schedule your visit now. And meet us at your nearest college fair. dom.edu/visit

"What makes Dominican so special is the investment that professors have in their students. You're not just a number. And the relationships that we have outside the classroom to push our learning further are something that make Dominican really unique."

Katie Fox, Class of 2017
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7900 Division St, Lewis 108
River Forest, IL 60305, United States of America

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