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Is Dominican University the Right Fit for You?

Choosing the right college is more than just the academic program you’ll be studying. The right college will be the perfect fit for your mind, your heart, and your spirit. One visit to Dominican University is all it takes. We think you’ll feel right at home.

Test Optional: First-time freshman applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores with their application.

Shrinking the Distance Between Classroom and Career

Academic Programs

Your goal is to graduate. Our goal is to make sure you graduate with an education that leads to a career. You can choose from over 30 academic degree programs geared toward specific professions.

National Accreditations: 6

National Accreditations: 6

Honor Societies: 16

Honor Societies: 16

Honors Program

High-achieving students intensify and enrich their education by joining the Honors Program.

Honors students benefit from opportunities such as :

  • Priority registration and housing
  • As much as $18,000 in academic scholarship money
  • Guidance from Honors Program faculty
  • Honors field trip opportunities
  • Honors Sections in selected programs

Beyond the Classroom

Being part of a campus community is like being part of a large family. While we may not all get a chance to eat dinner together, campus life brings us together.
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  • Resident students can choose from single rooms to apartment style living. All three residence halls feature computer stations, game rooms, wifi and 24-hour security.

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  • The dining hall in the Granito Center always seems to be the hub of campus activity (a lot like your kitchen at home). Choose from three different meal plans to fit your budget (plus one just for commuter students).

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  • Student-athlete or just a sports fan? Either way, Dominican University athletes play on 14 Division II varsity teams and have won numerous conference championships. Come out and play, or just cheer the Chargers on to victory.


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Get Involved, Stay Involved!

Let’s face it; you’re only in class a few hours each day. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored. We’ve got you covered.
Fire in The Sky

Fire in The Sky

Powder Puff Football

Powder Puff Football

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Pep Rally

Pep Rally

Throughout the year Dominican University hosts campus-wide events that bring students, faculties, staff, and families together for a wide-range of activities. Be sure to check out Spirit Week, Big Charger Weekends, and our annual Family Day and Fire in the Sky.

Campus Events

Do you have a particular interest or talent and would like to connect with other like-minded students? With dozens of clubs and organizations to choose from, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for. If not, start your own club.

Clubs and Organizations

Serving Others is Part of Our DNA

Personal success cannot be measured without measuring our impact on improving the lives of others. Dominican University and community service go hand in hand. Our goal is for every student to develop service to others as a life-long value.

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Whether it is through Alternative Spring Break and working with Habitat for Humanity or a mission trip to help needy children in El Salvador, we provide many opportunities to get involved, and make a difference.

Service Opportunities
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