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
    B
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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
Learn More
  • Apply online in just 3 minutes
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
Learn More
  • Compare up to 10 private loan options from our network of lenders
  • Find the best loan for your budget today

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
Do You Work at Dominican University of California? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

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%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

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
Colleges like Dominican University of California
More

Dominican University of California Reviews

778 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Dominican University of California
Rate It!
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.
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.