Tuition & Fees

$46,935

$46,935

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
58%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,664
Declined + 245
Total Received 1,909
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Private (nonprofit)

1,355

undergraduate students

428

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4284
ACT 0256

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Location

School Facts

Dominican University of California, founded in 1890, is an independent, Catholic Heritage university. Its campus is located in San Rafael, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,783
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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San Rafael, CA

80-acre, suburban campus in San Rafael (population: 59,070), 11 miles from San Francisco; branch campus in Ukiah. Served by bus; major airports serve San Francisco and Oakland (25 miles); train serves Richmond (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
58%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,664
Declined + 245
Total Received 1,909

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Richard Toledo
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
P: 415 485-3204
F: 415 485-3214
enroll@dominican.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 415 257-1302
finaid@dominican.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rebecca Keenan
Executive Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment
rebecca.keenan@dominican.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, mountain biking, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

mountain biking, soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, cheerleading, soccer

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Athletic Directors

Amy Henkelman (men's)
Acting Director Of Athletics
email

Amy Henkelman (women's)
Acting Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific West
Mascot
Penguins
School colors
black, gold, and white

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art History
Biological Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Clinical Lab Sciences
Communications
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Digital Arts
Education
English
English/Writing
Graphic Arts
Health Science
History
Humanities
Humanities/Cultural Studies
International Studies
Liberal Studies/Teacher Education
Literary/Intercultural Studies
Management
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religion
Strategic Management
Studio Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-theology

1,783

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

1,355
students

Female
73%
989

Male
27%
366

24%

428
students

Female
78%
333

Male
22%
95

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

1,135
students

Female
76%
854

Male
24%
281

17%

220
students

Female
62%
135

Male
38%
85

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Hispanic/Latino
28%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Vaolele Stawiarski
International Student Advisor
415 458-3767
vaolele.stawiarski@dominican.edu

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