Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate
2,033
Students Applied
60%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
89
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
10
26%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1127
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
610
Reading
25th
520
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
46%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
52
Top 50%
86

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 888-323-6763
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
A few tips for new students, Get to know as many people as you can so that you will know students in different study areas and they will be able to help you when it comes to homework and other things.
Tamara from Palmdale, CA
Get involved early with the activities the school provides especially midnight mayhem. Early on you may feel home sick but the school has many programs available to assist if needed. Enjoy yourself get involved.
Ashlyn from Temecula, CA
I would consider the fact that it is a small school, you may get tired of seeing the same faces everyday. However, they will help you get a job right out of school which you can't count on at many schools today.
Carrie from Sonoma, CA
It is expensive but don't let that rule this school out. The best thing to do is to apply for as many scholarships as possible and apply for FAFSA. It is possible to achieve a great education and will be well worth the expense.
Angelina
Be prepared to be offered an excellent education with Dominican University. A helpful staff and friendly teachers. Also, Dominican is affordable! There are plenty of resources provided to you and some that can be easily researched. Tip: Prepare to succeed.
Jessica from Fairfield, CA
THIS IS NOT A PARTY SCHOOL. This is not Chico, Arizona, or Santa Barbara. The only reason I say this is because I know so many people who regret coming to Dominican and complain about the lack of parties all the time. Yes, there are parties sometimes (mostly in the beginning of the year), but Dominican is a mostly academic school.
Jordan from San Jose, CA
Try to get as much fin aid as you can from the school. Come with an open mind. Spend your first year in the dorms, live off campus and save money afterwards.
Sunflower
Make sure to balance your priorities: at a small school it's easy to get caught up in drama and rumors, but remember you're in college and education is the goal. Take advantage of your teacher's willingness to assist, because the small individual attention is what you're paying for. Have fun meeting new people and getting to know the city, but also keep in mind Dominican takes education seriously.
Amber from El Sobrante, CA
The only thing that needs to be watched out for in Dominican is the fact that it is indeed a small school which means that it is easy to get caught up in rumors and high school drama but it is also easy to extricate yourself from all of those situations. The benefit of going to a small school is that you are actually a person to everyone rather than just a number or a student ID. Everyone is pretty close and its a real community.
Nina from Richmond, CA
If you want to attend a small university that focuses more on your educator and your ability to graduate within 4 years, then this university is the best place for you. It'll take more than 4 years to obtain your bachelor's degree at a public college, but at this private university, the classes are small and the instructors actually care about your education.
Angelina from American Canyon, CA

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