Dominican University of California (DUofC)

50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA

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Dominican University of California provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in San Rafael, California and operated as a private institution. DUofC has an annual student enrollment of approximately two thousand.

Areas of study available at Dominican University of California include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. Most students accepted to this school achieve an SAT score in a range of 1403 - 1778, or an ACT score between 22 - 25. This school has an acceptance rate of 54 percent of which only 17 percent chose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is approximately $41,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students and costs about $9,200 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Dominican University of California Penguins participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available sports offered:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Dominican University of California accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into DUofC.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading480 - 570
SAT ® Math480 - 590
SAT ® Writing480 - 580
SAT ® Total Score1440 - 1740

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 26
ACT ® Math20 - 26
ACT ® Writing7 - 10
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into DUofC

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into Dominican University of California.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,800 (78%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled305 (17%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Dominican University of California is about 2,000, where graduate students make up roughly 26% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $45,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,700-$2,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$21,826
Receiving Student Loans79%$8,529

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 2.7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Dominican University of California may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

DUofC has an overall graduation rate which is around 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years36%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dominican University of California is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dominican University of California for official up-to-date information.

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