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.

Website: www.dominican.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,302
Undergraduate
Students
(73.7%) 960 Women
(26.3%) 342 Men
448
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 1,867 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
510-595 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$64,436
Tuition and Fees
$44,690
Room and Board
$14,650
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$30,693
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,827
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
106
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

San Rafael Population
58,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Penguins
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
20.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.6% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 1 2
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 1 2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
50 Acacia Avenue
City, State, Zip
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Phone
(415) 485-3204
Fax
(415) 485-3214
E-mail
enroll@dominican.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 1,867 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,432 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 435 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
318 (23%) of 1,410 admitted students enrolled
Women
241 (22%) of 1,072 admitted students enrolled
Men
77 (23%) of 338 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.65
3.75 and Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-595 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$64,436
Tuition and Fees
$44,690
Room and Board
$14,650
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Other Expenses
$3,242
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001196
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
238 (88.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
213 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
213 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
37 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$30,693
Need-Based Gift
Received by 213 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,496
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 153 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,999
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 37 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
41 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,171

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,043 (85.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
953 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
953 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
135 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$28,594
Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,123
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 766 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,438
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 123 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
218 (17.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,006

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,827
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Humanities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,735
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
106
Part-Time Faculty
222
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
23%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
110,607
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
195
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Family Therapy, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Music
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


San Rafael Population
58,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in San Rafael
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Penguins
School Colors
Black, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, bowling, cheerleading, sailing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, filipino cultural club, bsu, perceptions, global ambassadors, intramural club/programming
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,302
Women
960 (73.7%)
Men
342 (26.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,135
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
20.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.6% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 13 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
448

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
71.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
72.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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