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For generations, Dominican has been a gateway to discovery. Let’s start charting your course—together.

Your Freshman Experience Will Change Everything

You may not know it yet, but something great is out there waiting for you: a challenge, a discovery, a lifelong mission. At Dominican, you’ll learn all about going where the work is great and difficult, where it matters most. Whether you’re the first in your family to go to college, or the first to make a big discovery, invent a new art form or break a barrier in your chosen field—we’ll be there to empower you and cheer you on. We can’t wait for you to join us—and find your first.

Choose from 50-plus career-focused majors.

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If college came with a road map

Here it does! During your first year at Dominican we’ll sit down with you and come up with a plan for your four years here and beyond. Choosing a major, adjusting to college courses, finding internships and more, we’ll help you figure it all out. So don’t stress.

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High-impact education—accessible to all

For more than a century, Dominican University has been committed to the highest quality education—and an intentional affordability that makes it accessible to all. It’s just one way we live out our mission. Learn more

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You Belong Here

Welcome to the place where your passion meets today’s biggest challenges. There’s no better way to experience why Dominican is different than by visiting. This beautiful wooded campus is just 10 miles west of Chicago—connected to all that city opportunity, yet home to serious academics in safe and supportive surroundings. It’s the best of both worlds.

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From fun on-campus and virtual admission events to tours and personalized visits, there are so many ways to connect with us and learn about life at Dominican. We can talk you through the financial aid process, put you in touch with our students and professors, and more.