B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Dominican University of California is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Dominican University of California

Cost

Net Price
$34,384/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,226/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,945/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,383/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,785/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,404/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,213Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Focused
    42%
  • Hard-working
    42%
  • Laid back
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    43%
  • Community
    18%
  • Expensive.
    18%
  • Homey
    18%
  • Family
    4%

After Dominican University of California

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Dominican University of California Reviews

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My experience so far at Dominican has been fabulous. I am enrolled in Dominican's teaching program and it has made my dream of becoming a teacher a reality. My professors really do care about me as a person and about my academics. The classes at Dominican are very rich in content and really are worth your investment. The overall campus is beautiful. Wherever you are on campus you will see trees or bushes or flowers. Dominican's campus is composed of over 400 different plant species. Dominican's community is so welcoming, kind, and diverse. The diversity is so beautifully present here. As always, students will want to get off campus and San Rafael is a great location. Located in Marin County, there are many diverse places to eat, malls, movie theaters, book stores, and hiking locations. San Rafael is also just a 30 min drive to San Francisco and a 15 min drive to Berkley.
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My overall rate of Dominican University of California is of a very nice school. The campus is impressive and beautiful. I like how the professor to student rate is considerably small, because that way students have better communication with their professors. I also like their nursing program and how relatively convenient it is, it makes your internship and college years much simpler. Only thing I wish they did, is to offer more scholarships for students from different backgrounds.
As a transfer student, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I know I received more! The counselors were helpful with scheduling. Classes are smaller but it is not too difficult to get the classes you need.