Dominican—it’s all here.
The Dominican experience is defined by our career-focused graduate and undergraduate academic programs. Designed to increase your marketability, our personalized approach to education means you’ll study in small classes where the student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. This way, you’ll get to know your professors, and they’ll know you. This is one reason why the prestigious U.S. News and World Report ranks Dominican #1 in Illinois for undergraduate teaching.
Dominican University was ranked the #1 Best Value in Illinois and in the Top 15 out of over 160 Midwest regional universities by the U.S. News and World Report. Dominican offers generous scholarships for international students including merit scholarships that range from $12,000 USD–$22,000 USD annually.
State-of-the-art technology, engaging new learning spaces and a cutting-edge curriculum are just a few of the reasons U.S. News and World Report named Dominican the #1 most innovative school in Illinois. From virtual reality simulations to a podcast studio, we ensure you don’t wait until after graduation to put new skills into practice.
Dominican’s campus is warm, welcoming and diverse. We recognize that acclimating to the demands of college is challenging, especially for international students who are navigating academic and cultural changes, so our wraparound support ensures that you have what you need to thrive in your new environment. Our team works together to make sure that none of our students get left behind. Our Student Care Network ensures you have the physical, mental, social, technological and academic resources you need to be healthy, happy and successful at Dominican.
Internships are built right into the curriculum. So, you’ll be building your resume as you earn your credentials. You’ll also have opportunities to attend professional events and gain exposure to a wide variety of Chicago’s leading companies. Here, you don’t just earn your degree, you launch your career.
The results speak for themselves: Within a year of graduation, 85% of our graduates are employed and 21% are enrolled in graduate school.
Why study in the United States?
Globally recognized credentials
The U.S. is known for its educational system and its vast network of more than 4,000 colleges and universities. Undergraduate and graduate degrees earned in the U.S. have an excellent reputation across the globe and are widely accepted by employers and academic institutions worldwide.
International students appreciate the academic flexibility offered by U.S. institutions. If you’re not certain about your major, you can take time to research your options, have conversations with faculty and take general education courses while you decide.
The U.S. is multicultural. This gives you the opportunity to forge social and professional relationships with a diverse network of peers, professors and professionals. This means, post-graduation, you’ll be job-market ready wherever you decide to start your career.