Dominican University of California

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School Overview

Dominican University of California is a private school that emphasizes Catholic values. The university’s campus is located in San Rafael, CA. Founded in 1890, Dominican University was one of the first colleges to be established in California. Major national publications have recognized this university as one of the best schools in the Western United States.

General Information

Admission Office

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

(415) 485-3204

(888) 323-6763

Fax: (415) 485-3214



Contact: Rebecca Finn Kenney

Director of Admissions
Main Address

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

(415) 457-4440

www.dominican.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,445

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 267

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,426

Graduate enrollment: 626

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 53%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $30,570 $32,390 $33,840 $35,550 +5.05%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,700 $12,560 $12,630 $13,020 +3.09%
Other $2,934 $2,970 $3,042 $2,980 -2.04%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $11,730 $10,980 -6.39%
Other $3,618 $3,870 $3,042 $3,896 +28.07%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $45,590 $49,486 $51,150 $53,170 +3.95%
In-state Off Campus $44,862 $47,978 $50,250 $52,046 +3.57%
In-state with Family $31,956 $33,956 $35,478 $37,170 +4.77%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 264 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 261 98% $4,744,445 $18,178
• Federal grants 64 24% $345,127 $5,393
• Pell grants 62 23% $215,941 $3,483
• Other federal grants 56 21% $129,186 $2,307
State and local government grant or scholarships 68 25% $574,022 $8,442
Institutional scholarships or grants 261 98% $3,825,296 $14,656
Student loan financial aid 202 76% $2,092,189 $10,357
• Federal student loans 194 73% $970,779 $5,004
• Other student loans 56 21% $1,121,410 $20,025

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 276 145 82
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Women’s Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 11
Molecular Biology 11 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53 33
Business Administration and Management, General 30
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 23 14
International Business/trade/commerce 11
Organizational Leadership 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 6
Education 20 82
Curriculum and Instruction 18
Education, General 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 18
Special Education and Teaching, General 35
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 29
English Language and Literature/letters 5
Creative Writing 5
English Language and Literature, General
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 73 26
Occupational Therapy/therapist 24
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 73 2
History 7
History, General 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 46 9
Humanities/humanistic Studies 31 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 15
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 2 36
International/global Studies 1
Sustainability Studies 1 36
Psychology 28 20
Counseling Psychology 20
Psychology, General 28
Social Sciences 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Art/art Studies, General 1
Dance, General 13
Graphic Design 4
Music, General 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ballet B
Digital art B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Sustainable community studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Dominican University of California Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(415) 457-4440
Website:www.dominican.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.dominican.edu/admissions/online.html
Address:50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,835
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,835 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$43,400
Out-of-state Tuition:$43,400
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$25,654

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Dominican University of California Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Dominican University of California.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services34
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education24
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Health Professions and Related Programs32
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology11
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total3213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Dominican University of California.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dominican University of California and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$43,400
Out-of-state$43,400
Books and supplies$1,790

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$17,022
Out-of-state$17,022

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid25399%
Grant or scholarship aid25298%$25,654
Student loan aid16665%$7,595

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,25791%$21,095
Federal student loans91566%$7,542

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dominican University of California. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Dominican University of California students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,0495191,530
Percent admitted100%81%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%13%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Dominican University of California Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,835
Undergraduate enrollment1,388
Graduate enrollment447

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Dominican University of California Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs (Department of Art, Art History and Design)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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