Dominican University of California

country rank : 784

world rank     : 2295

University Overview


Established in 1890, Dominican University of California is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of San Rafael (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Dominican University of California (DUofC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Dominican University of California (DUofC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 127 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. DUofC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)



Veritas Fax Ardens Truth is a Flaming Torch

Black, gold and white

Chilly the Penguin

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int’l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 80-90%

Admission Office
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael 94901-2298
+1 (415) 485 3204
888 323 6763


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic StaffTotal Faculty Range

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Dominican University of California's Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance Learning
Not reported




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)




  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)


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