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Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
Dominican is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1890, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 80-acre campus is located in Marin County, half an hour from San Francisco.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,391
   Women 1,014 (72.9%)
   Men 377 (27.1%)
Graduate Students 452
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 2,049 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 513 average
468-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 513 average
450-563 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,580
  Tuition and Fees $43,400
  Room and Board $14,220
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $30,452
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 111
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
San Rafael Population 58,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Penguins
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.1% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
19.8% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.4% White
8.2% Unknown
International Students 1.4% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 54.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported