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

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Scores Range
940-1150
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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

Dominican University of California Reviews

764 reviews
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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.
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My school is small and you are able to get to know your peers and professors. It is nice to be able to have a sense of community with classmates and to be able to have more support from professors than if you were at a large university. The location is great: just outside the city without being in all the busy California traffic. My school is unique because of its dance program. It is one of the only college dance BFA programs that is connected to a professional company. I would definitely choose the school again for the dance program and from the amazing opportunities that the program offers. The academics at the school are not my favorite, however, and I wish dancers had more options for General Education courses.
I absolutely love Dominican and could not picture myself anywhere else. I feel that this school is truly where I am meant to be and learn and grow as a person and as a student. The campus is stunning and there is nature all around you. I love the trees and the flowers and how well kept and groomed our campus is. The library is a big resource and I love going there to study, research for a class, or print out papers for my classes. There is also a common are in the lobby that is great to relax and sit down in between classes. I love attending the basketball games! They are so much fun and there is so much spirit, everyone has a lot of pride for the Penguins. I enjoy the different events put on by ADSU like Man auctions, trips to Warriors' basketball games, dances, Mr. Penguin Contest, Bowling nights, RA socials, and so much more.
  • Feb 4 2015
  • Campus