Dominican University of California

Private, Four-years School Located in San Rafael, CA

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How much is the DUofC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DUofC's tuition & fees is $50,666.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $70,429 when a student lives on-campus.

DUofC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$50,666
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$15,489
On-campus Expenses$3,122
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,931
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$53,581

How Much Does it Cost to Go to DUofC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $215,698 at DUofC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $288,060. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $221,447.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$51,937$70,338$54,298
Sophomore (2024-25)$53,240$71,432$54,990
Junior (2025-26)$54,576$72,562$55,708
Senior (2026-27)$55,945$73,728$56,451
4 Years Total$215,698$288,060$221,447
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$53,240$71,432$54,990
Sophomore (2025-26)$54,576$72,562$55,708
Junior (2026-27)$55,945$73,728$56,451
Senior (2027-28)$57,349$74,930$57,219
4 Years Total$221,109$292,652$224,368
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$54,576$72,562$55,708
Sophomore (2026-27)$55,945$73,728$56,451
Junior (2027-28)$57,349$74,930$57,219
Senior (2028-29)$58,787$76,170$58,015
4 Years Total$226,657$297,390$227,393
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$55,945$73,728$56,451
Sophomore (2027-28)$57,349$74,930$57,219
Junior (2028-29)$58,787$76,170$58,015
Senior (2029-30)$60,262$77,448$58,838
4 Years Total$232,343$302,276$230,522
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$57,349$74,930$57,219
Sophomore (2028-29)$58,787$76,170$58,015
Junior (2029-30)$60,262$77,448$58,838
Senior (2030-31)$61,774$78,766$59,688
4 Years Total$238,172$307,314$233,760

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, DUofC' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Dominican University of California$50,666
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between DUofC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, CA$50,666$20,553
Cornerstone UniversityGrand Rapids, MI$29,100$9,322
Caldwell UniversityCaldwell, NJ$39,450$19,800
Ottawa University-PhoenixPhoenix, AZ$13,341$12,153
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityLincoln, NE$41,658$9,483
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityWest Palm Beach, FL$37,990$12,977
Post UniversityWaterbury, CT$17,100$7,054
Elmhurst UniversityElmhurst, IL$41,628$34,037
Chapman UniversityOrange, CA$62,784$38,604
Saint Edward's UniversityAustin, TX$51,384$29,570
Merrimack CollegeNorth Andover, MA$51,786$35,500

Financial Aid and COA

At Dominican University of California, 1,067 students (85%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $15,647.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DUofC is $54,782 for students living on-campus and $58,886 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 224 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $17,194 and the average amount of student loans is $4,151.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$70,429
COA (off-campus)$74,533
Tuition & Fees$50,666
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,763
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,867
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$54,782
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$58,886
Average Financial Aid$15,647
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,06785%$15,647
Pell Grants33527%$2,616
Federal Student Loan63151%$3,390
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid22492%-
Grants or Scholarships22391%$17,194
Federal Grants7029%$3,297
Pell Grants7029%$2,781
Other Federal Grants3314%$1,093
State/Local Grants6527%$4,632
Institutional Grants22291%$14,876
Student Loan Aid13154%$4,151
Federal Student Loans13053%$2,642
Other Student Loans167%$12,518

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

DUofC's acceptance rate is 92.93%. A total of 1,981 applicants applied to and 1,841 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 245 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 13.31%.
To apply to DUofC, 1 items are required - TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,981505$1,476
Admitted1,841456$1,385
Enrolled24581$164
Acceptance Rate92.93%90.30%93.83%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)13.31%17.76%11.84%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordConsidered But Not Required
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to DUofC. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,169 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1691,0631,275
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW579528630
SAT Math590535645
ACT Composite232025
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math231927
ACT English231927

Student Population

Dominican University of California has a total of 1,877 students including 1,139 undergraduate and 738 graduate students. By gender, there are 537 male students and 1,318 female students attending DUofC. The school offers online degree programs and 271 students enrolled online exclusively (14.44% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,855 5371,318
Undergraduate1,249 389860
Graduate606 148458

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA
Phone415-457-4440
WEBwww.dominican.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered17 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate93.18%
Yield13.34%
Student Population1,877
Graduation Rate78%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate85% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties99 (Full-time), 208 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs306 (Full-time), 226 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$80,695
Average Staff Salary$79,696