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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Dominican is an above-average private university located in San Rafael, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,225 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dominican acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 72% of students, Dominican alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,700.
About Dominican University of California...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Dominican University of California Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
918-1123
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$34,339/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,880/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,853/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,366/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,199/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,086/ year
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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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,225Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Focused
    40%
  • Hard-working
    40%
  • Laid back
    16%
  • it depends
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    41%
  • Expensive.
    21%
  • Community
    17%
  • Homey
    17%
  • Family
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
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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Small campus school with an intimate approach to education. Professors are friendly and willing to go the extra mile for all their students. Very high focus on the nursing program. Campus security is always present and quick to respond.
Dining hall is one of Dominican’s weakest points. Lunches are generally okay but dinners tend to be worse. Vegetables generally burnt, food is greasey, salad bar lols unhygienic. Had a very evident rat problem in the past year.
Dorms are given out based on a lottery system. Majority of students are commuters.
Campus is beautiful and located in a upper class, quiet neighborhood. Fireside trail located right behind. About one mile walk from downtown San Rafael, 30 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from Berkeley.
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My experience at Dominican University has created nothing more than a positive environment that has enhanced my overall experience as a first year student. It has exceeded my expectations that I had for the school. For starters, the professors are all willing to help you in all possible ways to enable success. I feel extremely safe at my school as campus security is always there for you no matter the time of night. Being that I am an African American going to a school where I am the minority I was initially concerned about being discriminated against. However, the school goes to enormous efforts to stress the importance of equality. In today's society, it is nice to know that the university I attend seems me just as everyone else. No matter the background, race, religion, sexuality, etc., everyone is seen as equals and it is the such a beautiful environment to be around and further my education.
So far there are a lot more to love than to dislike about this school. Teachers are always caring and are willing to help (most). The campus is beautiful and is probably one of the most beautiful campuses out there. The cafeteria food is inconsistent and usually the only good choices to eat is salad and fries. Financial wise they are a bit confusing. Other than that, I really like the school and it's demographics. You will meet a lot of people with different backgrounds in this school.