Dominican University

country rank  715
world rank  1986

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University Overview

Established in 1901, Dominican University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of River Forest (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Dominican University (Dominican) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Dominican University (Dominican) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 119 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym Dominican
Founded 1901
Motto Caritas et Veritas
Charity and Truth

University Location

Address 7900 W Division Street
River Forest (population range: 10,000-49,999)
60305 Illinois
United States
T +1 (708) 366 2490
F +1 (708) 524 5990

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 7900 West Division
River Forest 60305-1099
+1 (708) 524 6461
800 8288475

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Dominican -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Dominican University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • American Library Association ALA-Committee on Accreditation
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • Accreditation Review Commission for the Physician Assistant-Inc ARC-PA
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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