2017-2018 Cohort Composite


  • Class Size: 30 Students | 20% Male, 80% Female
  • Average Age: 26.7
  • Outside Illinois: 17%
  • Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine: 17%
  • Military Veterans: 7%
  • First Generation From Family to Enroll in Higher Ed: 20%

Academics & Experience

  • Average Science GPA: 3.41
  • Average Overall GPA: 3.45
  • Average GRE Score (Percentile):
    1. Analytic: 59%
    2. Quantitative: 48%
    3. Verbal: 54%
  • Health Care Experience: 80% with over 2000 Hours
  • Average Health Care Hours: 3920

Applicant Data

  • 266 Total Verified Applicants (Submitted complete documentation through CASPA)
  • 86 Total Interviewed Candidates
  • Applicants Under-Represented Minorities in Medicine: 4.7%
  • Applicants with Military Service: 2.3%     

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.