Dominican University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 35 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ACEND
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,696 (2,272 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 75% part-time, 25% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,142
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great innovative program taught by industry experts!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors are all nice and the class sizes are pretty small, which is great! The campus is pretty, too, and the library is HUGE!
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I really enjoy Dominican, its professors and my fellow students. Class sizes are small, which makes it easier to form relationships with professors and other students. The Dominican network is very strong in the surrounding area and the alumni are always willing to help. The one downfall I have found so far is the cost. Living in Chicago is expensive and I have to work a full-time job to support myself. Because of this I have little time for internships or devoting the proper amout of time to multiple classes. But in order to be eligible for federal loans, I must take at least 6 hours. I know the work I'm capable of putting into school and the workload I can support while still being proud of the work that I do. Having to work to pay living expenses and school expenses is hard so anything that can alleviate that burden is welcome and extremely appreciated.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great school with a very unique program which I'm enrolled in. I'm currently working toward my MBA simultaneously with a dietetic internship. This is the only school which focuses on giving me credentials for a corporate dietetic position. While I ranked the education high, the con is definitely cost. The tuition is high and very few opportunities for financial aid are available through the school. The cost of living is also high around the Chicago area, so it makes affording everything difficult.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a prospective student. Therefore, I have limited experience at Dominican University thus far. I will start classes in July, but the institution has been very helpful thus far.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I do not feel very challenged at this school. I have friends that are enrolled in other graduate social work programs from different schools and their work load appears to be more challenging and demanding. I feel too much concentration is spent on community research and global issues rather than helping the individual and family. The fact that it is a small school environment makes it easier to form bonds with your cohort and work together successfully.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, the Library Science program is a good program. The academics are of good quality and the professors really do want to get to know their students. The university takes campus safety very seriously and the shuttle is on time for the most part. Additionally, when going to talk to a career counselor about resumes, cover letters, internships, and practicums, the counselor is very helpful and encouraging. The only cons would be that there are a lot of commuter students so there's not a whole lot of community at times (especially on the weekends) and that grad school is expensive. Despite these cons, it is definitely worthwhile to go to Dominican because the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

One good thing about my graduate program is that it is one of the few programs that offer an MBA degree in the field of dietetics. Most schools only offer an M.S. but at Dominican University, we are able to dive into the business side of nutrition. Another pro of my program is the faculty. Though we a pretty small compared to other colleges on campus, the staff and faculty members are a great help and ensure that the students move on to become successful professionals in their field. Living in Chicago, the weather can be drastic. Having to drive to different rotations/internship sites can be very hard. That is why one of the main cons of my program is the travel we have to do as students between driving to campus and to other sites. Lastly, because Dominican University is a private institution, tuition and other fares are pretty high. This has left me to turn to more student loans. In general, I am pleased where I am at and excited to graduate from this prestigious campus.
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Please research the program and contact the counselors to make sure the program will service your needs.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors have been very accessible and helpful with the graduate program. They understand that everyone is working on top of being in school.
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