Dominican University of California Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Dining Hall at Dominican University
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Dominican University of California Admissions Overview:

To apply to Dominican University of California, students will need to submit an application form (through the school or with the Common Application), a personal essay, scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and letters of recommendation. With an acceptance rate of 78%, the majority of applicants will be admitted to the school; those with high grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • Dominican University Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Dominican University of California Description:

Dominican University of California is a private Catholic-heritage university located in San Rafael, California. The 86-acre campus sits in a small community near Mount Tamalpais and just 12 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The university offers an average class size of 16 students and an 11 to 1 student faculty ratio. Undergraduates can choose from 32 majors and minors, the most popular including nursing and psychology. Dominican also offers seven graduate degrees and several teaching credentials and continuing education programs.

Student life is active on campus, with over 40 academic, recreational and religious clubs and organizations. The Dominican Penguins compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference for all sports except for men’s lacrosse, which competes in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,835 (1,388 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 27% Male / 73% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,400
  • Books: $1,790 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,650
  • Other Expenses: $3,170
  • Total Cost: $62,010

Dominican University of California Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,654
    • Loans: $7,595

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Humanities and Cultural Studies, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer-out Rate: - %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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