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Dominican University - IL

Institution Name
Dominican University - IL

7900 W. Division
River Forest, IL 60305

Liaison Officer
Mr. Glenn Hamilton
AVP /Enrollment Management

School URL

In addition to freshmen, will make award offers to transfers and/or to students currently enrolled but not on TE (sophomores, juniors and seniors) for 2023-2024
Tuition amount: Full Tuition
Program: Undergraduate
Initial offers will be announced by April 15, 2023.

Deadline for the receipt of initial TE certification/applications:
In March 2023

The percentage of the new admitted TE candidates offered a TE scholarship for the current academic year:

Additional Information
Founded in 1901 at St. Clara College in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, home of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, the university began as a women's college under the fundamental values that continue to guide the university todayrigorous education, encouraging diversity of thought, a commitment to social justice, and close mentoring of students to enable them to make a positive difference in the world.

The school became known as Rosary College upon moving to River Forest, Illinois, in 1922 and rapidly grew its enrollment and programs over the next decades, including adding graduate programs and becoming co-educational. To reflect its stature as a respected, comprehensive and modern university, the school was re-named Dominican University in 1997, reflecting its Catholic Dominican heritage.

Dominican is now viewed as a premier Catholic university and repeatedly is named among the top master's-level universities in the Midwest for academic excellence and its continuing commitment to social justice. While maintaining its core Catholic identity, the university enrolls and mentors students of all faith backgrounds. Living out the ideals of our founding sisters and those of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, founding father of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, the university is committed to giving compassionate service and to participating in the creation of a more just and humane world.

As an early partner of the Interfaith Youth Core, new ministry initiatives have focused on promoting interfaith learning and understanding with a particular strength in building interfaith cooperation through dialogue and service.

Vision Statement

Dominican University aspires to be a premier, Catholic, comprehensive, teaching university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.

Mission Statement

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.

Identity Statement

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 Dominicans success and distinction is the ongoing exploration, clear expression and shared experience of its Catholic Dominican identity.


Dominican University was founded as St. Clara College in Sinsinawa, WI in 1901 by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary. In 1922, under the leadership of Mother Samuel Coughlin, the sisters relocated the institution to its current location in River Forest, IL, where it was renamed Rosary College. The new college began immediately instituting new programs and improving its curriculum, establishing one of the first study abroad programs in the country in 1925 and offering courses in library science leading to the university's first master's degree in 1949. Recognizing its responsibility to all students, Rosary College became coeducational in 1970. In May 1997, in the context of an aggressive strategic plan, the school name changed to Dominican University, communicating the increasingly comprehensive nature of the university's programs and, at the same time, its continued commitment to its Catholic Dominican mission.

Dominican University is currently accepting all TE imports as long as admitted by the Admission Committee and qualified to receive a merit scholarship at the host institution.

Dominican University offers its 3900 students an array of professional programs, and 50 undergraduate majors, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Located only ten miles from downtown Chicago, Dominican provides an intimate campus atmosphere with access to all the opportunities of an excellent city. "U.S. News & World Report" continues to rank us in the top tier of Midwest master's level universities. The university includes a college of arts and sciences, as well as graduate schools in business, education, library and information science and social work.

Dominican University, sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, values diversity in its student body and embodies its motto, CARITAS et VERITAS, as it intentionally promotes caring relationships on campus and the search for truth in its academic life.

Outstanding facilities include a new $36 million science building. An $8 million redesign of the Rebecca Crown library, complete with cyber cafe as well as a new residence hall.

A list of majors is found on our website (www.dom.edu). Intercollegiate athletic programs for men include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and tennis. Programs for women include basketball, cross-country, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

No matter what you’re interested in studying, there’s a school on the list for you.
– Bill Brown, Syracuse University
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