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Study at 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.

Profile of Dominican University of CaliforniaThe main campus of Dominican University is in San Rafael, California (a small city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Dominican University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Dominican University students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine, therapy and Counselling, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Dominican University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 52% of people who applied to Dominican University were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 450 to 550. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 440 or more.

Dominican University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Dominican University had 2, 125 enrolled students. Females make the bulk of the Student Enrolment at the school.

Student Life
Dominican University makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Dominican University belong to the California Pacific Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Dominican transforms lives. We are an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage which interweaves Dominican values, the liberal arts and sciences, and the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work in an interdependent world. "

Dominican University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management98business management, international business, human resources, electronic commerce
Nursing and Emergency Medicine82registered nursing
Education and Teaching74teacher ed, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, special ed, education, educational administration
Therapy and Counselling68psychology, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts61humanities, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, creative writing, English, international studies, international relations, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28occupational therapy
Art Studies9art studies
Media8communication and journalism
Religion and Philosophy2religion
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Medical administration0medical office management
Family and Social Work0social service professions
Contact: Dominican UniversityDominican University of California

50 Acacia Ave

San Rafael, California 94901-2298

General Phone: (415) 457-4440


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