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Dominican University of California Overview

Located in San Rafael, California, Dominican University of California is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Dominican University of California Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$44,915 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • DUofC has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • Students at DUofC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at DUofC is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from DUofC with a bachelor's degree make about $71,134 a year. That's 74% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average DUofC student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Dominican University of California?


Contact details for DUofC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Phone: 415-457-4440

How Do I Get Into DUofC?

You can apply to DUofC online at:

Admission Requirements for DUofC

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Considered but not required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DUofC?

93% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
DUofC has the high acceptance rate of 93%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 25% of accepted students are men and 75% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to DUofC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 528 and 630. Math scores were between 535 and 645.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 528 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 535 to 645 )
DUofC received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Dominican University of California?

$44,915 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DUofC is $44,915. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DUofC, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $4,941 a year. That adds up to $19,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DUofC is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Dominican University of California Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,134 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,249 undergraduate students at DUofC, with 1,134 being full-time and 115 being part-time.


There are also 606 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,134 full-time undergraduates at DUofC, 31% are male and 69% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dominican University of California students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 366
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 328
White 293
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 83

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Dominican University of California. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 25 countries are represented at DUofC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Dominican University of California

166 Took All Classes Online
794 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 794 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DUofC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 109th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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