DUC

Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    57

Overview of Dominican University of California (DUC)

About this school

Dominican is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1890, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 80-acre campus is located in Marin County, half an hour from San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,302
    • Men:342 (26.3%)
    • Women:960 (73.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (DUC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dominican University of California is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
50 Acacia Avenue
City, State, Zip
San Rafael, CA  94901-2298
Phone
(415) 485-3204
Fax
(415) 485-3214
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 1,867 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,432 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 435 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
318 (23%) of 1,410 admitted students enrolled
Women
241 (22%) of 1,072 admitted students enrolled
Men
77 (23%) of 338 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.65
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-595 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (DUC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $44,690 (69.35563970451301%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,650 (22.735737786330624%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,854 (2.8772735737786332%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,242 (5.031348935377739%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dominican University of California accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001196
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
238 (88.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
213 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
213 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
37 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$30,693
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 213 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,496
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 153 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,999
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 37 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
41 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,171

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,043 (85.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
953 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
953 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
135 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$28,594
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,123
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 766 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,438
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 123 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
218 (17.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,006

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,827
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Humanities
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,735

Academics & Instruction (DUC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


106

Part-Time Faculty


222

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


23%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
110,607

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
195
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dominican University of California provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


71.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (DUC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Family Therapy, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Music
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Writing

Campus Life (DUC)

Location & Geography

Population


58,502

Nearest Metropolitan Area


85 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Francisco

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
68 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in San Rafael
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Penguins
School Colors
Black, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, bowling, cheerleading, sailing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dominican University of California offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, filipino cultural club, bsu, perceptions, global ambassadors, intramural club/programming

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,135

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,302
Women
960
Men
342

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 26.1% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 20.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 31.6% White
  • 7.1% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 13 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


448

Student Resources (DUC)

Study resources