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Chances of getting into Dominican University of California

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
86%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University of California
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into DUofC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at DUofC is 86%.  It ranks #85 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Dominican University of California is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,690 out of 1,971 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent (SAT 1070/1250 ACT 21/26). Dominican University of California typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The DUofC application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Dominican University of California. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 86% of students submitted SAT scores and 33% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

DUofC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1070-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
86%
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dominican University of California?

Dominican University of California typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. DUofC ranks #32 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dominican University of California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >92%
1160 to 1250 Avg + 86%-92%
1070 to 1160 Avg - 76%-86%
980 to 1070 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 980 Low <63%
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DUofC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
33%
ACT Scores for Dominican University of California
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Dominican University of California
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into DUofC?

Admission data indicates that DUofC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University of California.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dominican University of California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 86%-93%
21 to 23 Avg - 79%-86%
19 to 21 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 19 Low <69%
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DUofC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Dominican University of California?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into DUofC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dominican University of California was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DUofC accepts 86% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Dominican University of California students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 25.19% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.85% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.47% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 7.63% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.31% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.44% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52% of Dominican University of California freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dominican University of California students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dominican University of California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,296 675 1,971
Accepted 1,187 503 1,690
Acceptance Rate 92% 75% 86%
Enrolled 156 111 267
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 22% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dominican University of California is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dominican University of California and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dominican University of California Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dominican University of California
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=113698 IPEDS survey data for Dominican University of California.

FAQs

Does Dominican University of California prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to DUofC. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dominican University of California?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to DUofC. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dominican University of California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dominican University of California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.