COURTESY OF DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

River Forest, IL – Dominican University has been ranked in the top 10 of best Catholic colleges in the country by BestColleges.com, a web database providing insight and knowledge to help students and their families make informed decisions about higher education. BestColleges.com 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 BestCollege.com’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 BestCollege.com’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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