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Chances of getting into Dominican University of California

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
91.3%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University of California
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into DUofC and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #97 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,857 out of 2,033 applicants were admitted making Dominican University of California an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Dominican University of California typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Dominican University of California is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DUofC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 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 2019 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
1220 and Above Good >95%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 91%-95%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 86%-91%
935 to 1030 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 935 Low <78%
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DUofC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Dominican University of California
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Dominican University of California
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dominican University of California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >95%
22 to 25 Avg + 91%-95%
20 to 22 Avg - 87%-91%
18 to 20 Reach 81%-87%
Less than 18 Low <81%
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DUofC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
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 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DUofC accepts 91% 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
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

54% 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 29%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Dominican University of California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,489 544 2,033
Accepted 1,363 494 1,857
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 91%
Enrolled 202 128 330
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 26% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
254

Applicants have 254 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations 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?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to DUofC. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1030 and 1220. 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 20 and 25. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.