Dominican University ranked in top 10 of Catholic colleges in the country

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River Forest, IL – Dominican University has been ranked in the top 10 of best Catholic colleges in the country by, a web database providing insight and knowledge to help students and their families make informed decisions about higher education. considers acceptance rates, enrollment, test scores, student and faculty surveys, independent research and ranking systems when evaluating thousands of colleges across the country.

Dominican University was ranked ninth in a list of 48 best Catholic colleges in the country. The distinction is based on a wide range of criteria, including student satisfaction with classes and professors and the inclusion of faith practices in the curriculum. Other universities in's top 10 include Briar Cliff University (IA), Our Lady of the Elms College (MA), Alvernia University (PA), Manhattan College (NY), Georgian Court University (NJ), Regis College (MA), College of Mount St. Vincent (NY) and College of Saint Benedict (MN).

Other well-known Catholic colleges in's list include Boston College, Loyola University Chicago, Villanova University and Holy Cross College.

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor's degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master's degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2013 issue of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest regional universities. The prestigious magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three Great Schools at a Great Price in Illinois.

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Lynn from River Forest  

Posted: August 27th, 2013 7:19 AM

lloyd--as an alumna of Rosary College and Dominican University, I don't get your comment. What do you mean that the "hipster exchange students feel duped because River Forest isn't exactly Chicago?" Are you one of those hipster students? Do you feel duped? Did you not know that Dominican University is not in Chicago but in beautiful River Forest, just ten miles west? If you need a Chicago fix, just get on the green or blue lines.


Posted: August 26th, 2013 6:13 PM

Nice accolade. However, I can't help but think many of the hipster exchange students feel duped because River Forest isn't exactly Chicago.

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