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Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

50 Acacia Ave

San Rafael, CA 94901-2230

www.dominican.edu

Admission Office

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

(415) 485-3204

Fax : (415) 485-3214

enroll@dominican.edu

Contact : Vickie Alleman

VP Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Catholic Heritage

College Board Code: 4284

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 70.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,461

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 322

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 74.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,103.00

In-State Tuition : $47,910.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $47,910.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Feb 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 4 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Feb 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jul 2

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 70.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 93.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 46.0%
Business/Marketing : 15.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Communication Technologies : 7.0%
Psychology : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Molecular Biology M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General B M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Occupational Therapy/Therapist M
Physician Assistant M
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies B
Public Health, General B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B M
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General B
Graphic Design B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Weekend College

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : National Ornamental Research Site

Geographic Location : 12 miles from San Francisco.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,461

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 322

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,443

Graduate enrollment : 418

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 88.0%

Out of state students : 12.0%

Part Time students : 14.0%

Percentage of males : 31.0%

Percentage of females : 69.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 27.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 26.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 29.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 72.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 35.0%

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $500.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Penguins

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : akido, disc golf, running, surfing, yoga


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,041

Admitted : 1,857

Enrolled : 330

Less selective 91.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Considered

Interview

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Dominican University of California is test optional for most majors. Please see our website for additional guidelines.

A note from the college

School achievement record, test scores, rigor of secondary school record, character/qualities most important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 21.0%

Top Quarter : 54.0%

Top Half : 84.0%

Bottom Half : 16.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 9.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 9.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 3.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 30.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 18.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 30.0%

18 - 23 : 54.0%

12 - 17 : 9.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 35.0%

18 - 23 : 45.0%

12 - 17 : 15.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 49.0%

12 - 17 : 17.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Dominican will grant credit toward an undergraduate degree for the successful completion of advanced placement tests taken prior to entry.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Science Lab

0

1

Foreign Language

0

2

Visual/Performing Arts

0

2

Social Studies

0

0

Computer Science

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 82.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 610

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

520 - 610

ACT Composite

20 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

4

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

4

--

All

Art History

3

4

--

All

Biology

3

4

--

All

4

8

BIO 1000 and 1100

All

Calculus AB

3

4

--

All

4

4

MATH 1600

All

Calculus BC

3

4

--

All

4

8

MATH 1600 and 1700

All

Chemistry

3

4

--

All

4

8

CHEM 2000 and 2100

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

4

4

--

All

Computer Science A

4

4

--

All

Drawing

3

4

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

4

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

4

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

4

4

ENSC 2000

All

European History

4

4

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Human Geography

4

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8

--

All

Latin

3

8

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

--

All

Microeconomics

3

4

--

All

Music Theory

4

6

MUS 1001 and 1002

All

Physics B

3

4

--

All

4

8

PHYS 2000 and 2100

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYS 2100

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYS 2000

All

Psychology

3

4

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPAN 2101 and 2201

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

--

All

Statistics

3

4

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

4

4

--

All

United States History

3

4

--

All

4

4

HIST 1776

All

World History: Modern

4

4

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

6

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

0

0

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

59

6

German I

50

6

German II

60

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 76.0%

% of loans / jobs : 24.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 87.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 82.0%

% Judged to have need : 90.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 9.0%

% of need met : 74.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,103.00

Avg non need-based aid : $22,100.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $34,002.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,376.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,978.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Rebecca Keenan

Financial aid office phone : (415) 257-1350

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,970.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$47,910.00

$47,910.00

$47,910.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$47,910.00

$47,910.00

$47,910.00

Room and board:

$15,634.00

$16,580.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,681.00

$3,856.00

$3,297.00

Transportation expenses:

$324.00

$858.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$67,629.00

$70,284.00

$62,005.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$67,629.00

$70,284.00

$62,005.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 70

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 391

Transfers admitted percentage: 60.0%

Transfers admitted: 237

Transfers enrolled percentage: 29.0%

Transfers enrolled: 114

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 62.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 38.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

College transcript considered. One letter of recommendation required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jul 2

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $47,910.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,634.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,580.00

Additional estimated expenses: $1,500.00

Costs per credit hour: $1,970.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $373,102.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 15

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser