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Dominican University of California is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,662, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Dominican University of California's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 36. Its tuition and fees are $39,050 (2012-13).
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Dominican University of California is an independent university of Catholic heritage located only 12 miles north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. Dominican's mission is to educate and prepare students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service into their lives. Dominican successfully blends personal direction associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university in order to provide a dynamic academic environment for the University's 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The focus on interdisciplinary studies encourages students to explore new pursuits, while small classes enable faculty to support students in their ongoing areas of study and work. In the sciences, the University excels at involving undergraduates in sophisticated research projects that enable students to present at national academic conferences and publish alongside their faculty mentors in peer-reviewed journals. In the humanities, students can combine dance and musical performance with the study of philosophy, literature, world cultures, and religion. Dominican also offers strong undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing, in addition to graduate offerings in these disciplines as well as counseling psychology and occupational therapy. Special characteristics of a Dominican education include the Senior Thesis, an intensive research project that provides all students with an opportunity to shine in their chosen fields of study. The Honors Program provides special enrichment opportunities for academically superior students. Each year, the work of students in all disciplines is featured during the week-long Academic Showcase. The Dominican Academic Scholars program honors students who have demonstrated high academic achievement in scholarship, research, or creative activity. Fostering an appreciation of cultural diversity and global interdependence is a fundamental part of a Dominican education. Through the University's Study Abroad program, students can develop a rich understanding of different cultural perspectives and experiences. Internships are available through the University's Career Services Office, giving students the opportunity to explore employment options with San Francisco Bay Area companies.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Dominican University of California, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Dominican University of California is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||53.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Dominican University of California is 11:1. The most popular majors at Dominican University of California include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; and Humanities/Humanistic Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||43|
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Dominican University of California has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,662, with a gender distribution of 27.1 percent male students and 72.9 percent female students. At this school, 31.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69.0 percent of students live off campus. Dominican University of California is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Dominican University of California offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dominican University of California also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dominican University of California, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Dominican University of California.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Dominican University of California, 82.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,871.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$39,050 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,940 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data