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Dominican University of California
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN RAFAEL, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

50 ACACIA AVE
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
From Dominican University of California

All are welcome at Dominican!

Dominican is a top-ranked non-profit university in San Rafael, CA, just 12 miles north of San Francisco. With a broad range of majors and minors from health care and natural sciences to business, education, humanities and the arts, you can be sure that all programs have a distinctly current curriculum.

Whatever your goals, it's our privilege to help you achieve them!

Dominican is a designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI), specifically both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPISI). 71% of our undergrads identify as ethnically diverse and 22% are the first in their families to attend college.

No Application Fee and Automatic Scholarship Consideration

https://www.dominican.edu/admissions/apply-now

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Dominican University of California Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,899 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,051 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 63 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

First Gen Undergrad Making Big Difference In Community

academic spotlight

Britney Gutierrez Calderon ’24 grew up in the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael, located only a mile away from the Dominican University of California campus. However, for much of her childhood, attending college often seemed out of reach. https://www.dominican.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    98%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,229 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
150
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Focused
    34%
  • Hard-working
    34%
  • it depends
    13%
  • Laid back
    13%
  • dont try
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 59 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Welcoming
    37%
  • Expensive.
    24%
  • Community
    18%
  • Homey
    13%
  • horrible
    5%
  • Family
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

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