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The Dominican University of California

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC+ Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Apr 05 2011
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
I understand that anyone can comment on these sites but I thought that a real undergraduate at this small school should say a few words. I grew up in Marin County so I knew about Dominican through events they put on in the community. This is a liberal arts Catholic school which is really small. It is very expensive 33,000 or so a year but if you get a Trustee Scholarship they take 10,000 or 15,000 I think if you enter as a freshman? Which makes it possible to get a full ride if you get other aid like Cal Grant and Pell Grant…

There are a lot of wonderful teachers here although they don't get paid very well. I know there are great liberal arts colleges in Southern California (Pomona, Harvey Mudd…) but for Northern California Dominican is a nice school in a caring environment. Most "rankings" of schools are based on reputation not really education quality as all these schools are accredited and have Ph.D's from Columbia and Harvard who are more interested in teaching than research so it would be hard to find a ranking that encompassed the real differences in educational quality. Dominican does not have a "prestigious" reputation outside of the Bay Area since it is very small and not well funded but it is well known around Marin county and many high achieving students come here.

I hope that helps anyone who feels like a loser for coming to a school with such a low satisfation rating on this site or someone who is thinking about enrolling at Dominican. I obviously can't recommend the school to you because I have no idea what you want but it's probably comparable to really most small liberal arts schools with a Catholic twist of course. :-)

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