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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)

Students can visit the school's http://www.dominican.edu to view additional information.

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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 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading470 - 570
SAT ® Math480 - 590
SAT ® Writing453 - 618
SAT ® Total Score1403 - 1778

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score22 - 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 Admissions1,662 (54%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled279 (17%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Dominican University of California is about 2,300, where graduate students make up roughly 30% 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

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $39,000-$46,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,600-$2,000 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 2009 was around 3%.

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
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

DUofC has an overall graduation rate which is around 56%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1999)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2004)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2004)

Programs Offered

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

Health and Clinical Professions


Business and Marketing Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Sustainability Studies (B, M)
  • Global Studies (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Molecular Biology (B, M)
  • Biology (B)

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (B)

Social Sciences


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Womens Studies (B)

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