Chances of getting into Dominican University of California

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.2%
Admission Difficulty for Dominican University of California
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into DUofC and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #97 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,664 out of 1,909 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Dominican University of California typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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DUofC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Dominican University of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
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 requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dominican University of California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >92%
1125 to 1210 Avg + 87%-92%
1040 to 1125 Avg - 80%-87%
955 to 1040 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 955 Low <70%
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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 26
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 #45 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dominican University of California.

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 >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 87%-93%
20 to 22 Avg - 81%-87%
18 to 20 Reach 74%-81%
Less than 18 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Dominican University of California. 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 87% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Dominican University of California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,490 419 1,909
Accepted 1,287 377 1,664
Acceptance Rate 86% 90% 87%
Enrolled 212 77 289
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dominican University of California and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

87% of those who apply are granted admission to DUofC. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1210. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.