As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
Dominican University is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. It is known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors students, its enduring commitment to social justice; and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. Integral to Dominican’s success and distinction is the ongoing exploration, clear expression and shared experience of its Catholic Dominican identity.
Private, not-for-profit, coed; Master's Colleges & Universities I
Founded in 1901 as St. Clara College in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922 and renamed Rosary College. Became Dominican University in 1997.
Thirty-acre main campus is in River Forest, a residential suburb located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Classes are also offered at the Dominican Priory campus in River Forest as well as other sites in the Chicago area, in eastern Europe and online.
The Rebecca Crown Library is a campus destination for student research and reflection; at approximately 250,000 volumes, the collection is large for the size of the student body. The library subscribes to more than 150 electronic databases with access to over 30,000 unique full-text periodicals, and provides a federated search product, WebFeat, that allows simultaneous keyword searching across all of its databases. The library is a partial depository for U.S. government publications and maintains special collections and archival materials. The Media Center houses audiovisual materials and viewing facilities. In addition, 60 student computers are available on four floors.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with more than 50 majors as well as several professional and pre-professional programs and an accelerated program in organizational leadership.
More than 30 degree programs in Business, Education, Library and Information Science, Conflict Resolution, Family Ministry and Social Work.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier (#13) of all Midwestern Master's Universities. Also cited as a high quality, low cost institution in the “Great Schools, Great Value” section of the U.S. News rankings.