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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,391
   Women1,014 (72.9%)
   Men377 (27.1%)
Graduate Students452


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate78% of 2,049 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.50
SAT Math513 average
468-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading513 average
450-563 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing510 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$62,580
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$30,452
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population58,502
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Francisco
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II


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 Students1.4% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning86.7%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Low 2.80 2.80 400 500 16
High 2.80 2.80 400 500 16
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