Dominican University Of California

Dominican University Of California

Dominican University of California is a private, independent university of Catholic heritage situated in Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California, United States. It was established by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael in 1890. The University offers over 60 programs of study. Dominican University of California is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Leadership
  • School of Education
  • Center for Adult and Extended Education

Dominican University of California's athletics department offers several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in NAIA and California Pacific Conference. The campus also hosts several student run clubs and organizations.

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Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901-2298
General Phone: (415) 457-4440

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Dominican University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management123business management, electronic commerce, human resources, international business
Education and Teaching94education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, secondary teaching, teacher ed
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing
Liberal Arts77women's studies, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling58psychology, counseling psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21occupational therapy
Media10communication and journalism
Medical Support and Technology8health service and sciences
Design3graphic design
Fine Arts3art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy2religion
Art Studies2art studies
Family and Social Work0social service professions

Number of programs and degrees for Dominican University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30124
Master's degree1589
Postbaccalaureate certificate663

Dominican University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dominican University had a total enrollment of 2,125 students (1,936 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 24%
Women 76%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 5%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 16%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 10%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Dominican University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 100 %

Dominican University Room and Board (2007)

Dominican University offers campus housing for 585 of its 1,936 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Rafael, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Dominican University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math470560
SAT Writing460560
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Dominican University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,390
Room and board $ 12,560
Room charge $ 7,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,260
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,970

Financial Aid:
Dominican University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 119600)

Dominican University Faculty

Dominican University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*3$91,845
No academic rankcalendar year2*3$57,511
All faculty totalcalendar year8$93,18010$89,559

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$94,7588$89,204
Associate professoracademic year5$76,2908$73,850
Assistant professoracademic year9$59,25924$56,839
All faculty totalacademic year21$75,14740$66,714

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dominican University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Pacific Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81927

Dominican University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Graphic Design

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

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Women's Studies

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Dominican University Highlights

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What Sets Dominican University Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Dominican University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Dominican University Female % of student body
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Dominican University % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Dominican University Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Dominican University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Dominican University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Dominican University % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Dominican University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Dominican University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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