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

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.

Ready to get started? You can apply via the Common Application, which streamlines the college application process for students applying to multiple institutions, or use Dominican University's online application. We are test optional and no longer require ACT and/or SAT scores for admission. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Explore the ways you can experience Dominican, on-campus and virtually. Choose from a one-on-one chat, group information session and more.

Please note: Students planning to visit campus from states currently on the City of Chicago’s Travel Advisory must comply with the requirements listed upon arrival to the Chicago area. Virtual visits via Zoom or FaceTime can be arranged, as needed, during this time.

Consistent with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order, Dominican University will require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear face coverings inside all university buildings regardless of their vaccination status. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

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Majors & Programs

Dominican offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, and no matter which one you choose, you can’t go wrong. Each will enable you to think, grow and encounter the world in a whole new way. Each will challenge you to make a difference, develop your talents and prepare for a life of achievement and meaning.

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2022-2023 FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can to receive the best possible aid package. Those who are ineligible to file the FAFSA can complete the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.