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Colleges / Dominican University of California

About Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of San Rafael, CA, less than an hour from San Francisco.

Founded in 1890, Dominican University of California currently enrolls around 1,837 students a year, including 1,383 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Dominican University of California's endowment was valued at $30,877,436 in 2021. The school spends $16,001 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Dominican University of California

Acceptance rate: 86%

Average GPA: 3.6

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1155

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

All regular decision applicants should hear back October 1.

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What's the acceptance rate at Dominican University of California in 2021?

Dominican University of California is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 86 percent of all applicants to Dominican University of California are accepted each year. In 2021, Dominican University of California admitted 1,685 of the 1,966 people who applied.

The average high school GPA for a student at Dominican University of California is 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Dominican University of California is 1155. The mean ACT scores is 24.

Dominican University of California reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Dominican University of California a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Dominican University of California, around 86 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 261 students who started at Dominican University of California as first-time freshman, 162 graduate within four years.

Dominican University of California's six-year graduation for undergrads is 74 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,178 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Dominican University of California sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Dominican University of California a good school for YOU?

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College Info

50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

Campus Setting: Suburban

Dominican University of California Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dominican University of California is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dominican University of California is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Dominican University of California ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dominican University of California is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Dominican University of California. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dominican University of California SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1220

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Math SAT Range

510 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above

Good

1040 to 1220

Avg

1040 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dominican University of California students is 1132. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dominican University of California, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dominican University of California.

Dominican University of California Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$64,624

In State

$64,624

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$47,190
$47,190
Fees
$720
$720
Housing
$15,634
$15,634
Books
$1,080
$1,080

Student Life

Wondering what life at Dominican University of California is like? There are approximately 1,879 students enrolled at Dominican University of California, including 1,461 undergraduate students and 418 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from CA and 12% percent of students are from other states.

85%

Full Time

15%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,879

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,910

Out-of-State

$47,910

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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