Dominican University of California (International Students)

Dominican University of California (International Students)

San Rafael, CA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
74%
26%
student ratio
1,478
total students
$42,100 | $42,100
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
80%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Overview

Dominican University of California Focuses on the Diversity of its Student Body and Commitment to the Community

Dominican University of California is a coeducational university of Catholic heritage in San Rafael, California, only a few miles north of San Francisco. An intimate 10:1 student-teacher ratio exists with more than 1,600 undergraduate students and nearly 200 full- and part-time faculty members.

Dominican was founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. The university enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. In fact, a central thrust at Dominican is for undergraduate students and faculty members to actively connect with the community-at-large. As a school founded by a Catholic order, an important part of the overall philosophy is to develop the whole person bound in the spirit. Dominican helps to support the spiritual nature of all people on campus through its ministry. Several different religious faiths, however, are represented at Dominican.

At Dominican, Students Will Find 24 Majors, 23 Minors, and 1 Dynamic Education

There are four schools within Dominican University of California: the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the School of Business and Leadership; the School of Education and Counseling Psychology; and the School of Health and Natural Sciences.

Dominican is serious about its academics, and every student has the opportunity to graduate in four academic years. There are several specialty degree programs offered at Dominican as well as multiple academic honors societies and honors programs. Some of these include the BFA in Dance, a Nursing program, a 5-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, the 4+1 MBA program, and the Dual Degree/Dual Credential Program.

San Francisco, the Mountains, the Ocean -- Everything is Within Students' Reach

Dominican's close proximity to San Francisco offers students immediate access to a wide range of internships, service, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities. In addition, Dominican's campus -- located at the base of a mountain and a 10-minute drive from the beach -- is a nature lover's dream.

At Dominican, Students Will Gain Valuable Real-World Experience

Dominican places a high value on real-world experience, so high that the university requires all students to participate in at least 3 of 5 different Engaged Learning experiences before they graduate. These experiences include: faculty member led student research, study abroad, leadership, service learning, and internship opportunities.

Students Will Study with Peers from Around the World

Dominican has attracted student from more than 25 countries including Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Dominican has a successful network of alumni in every corner of the world.


Location & Contact

50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
USA

Ms.Nichelle Passanisi

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 415-485-3206
Fax: 415-485-3214
Email: nichelle.passanisi@dominican.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,076
    • Accepted1,680
    • Acceptance Rate80%
    • Enrolled1,478
    • Female Applicants1,535
    • Females Accepted1,230
    • Female Acceptance Rate80%
    • Male Applicants541
    • Males Accepted450
    • Male Acceptance Rate83%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.25
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 570
    • SAT Math 470 580
    • SAT Writing 480 570
    • ACT Composite 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$42,100
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,100
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$450.00
    • Room and board *$13,380.00
    • Room only *$7,880.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,478
    • Male Student Percentage26%
    • Female Student Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino20.7%
    • Black or African American3.92%
    • White or Caucasian32.54%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.41%
    • Asian19.82%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1.08%
    • Two or more races4.4%
    • Unknown15.7%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.42% representing 11 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 35%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Filipino Cultural Club, BSU, Perceptions, Global Ambassadors, Intramural Club/Programming
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 24-hour security on campus accessible by phone

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball No Yes Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball No Yes Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty326
    • Full-time Percentage31%
    • Part-time Percentage69%
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,655 students to 177 faculty


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