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Everything you do here contributes to your personal and professional goals. That's because our innovative Dominican Experience is rooted in proven educational methods.

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Researchers Highlight Urgent Need For New Malaria Treatments

For more than 20 years, Dr. Roland Cooper, professor of biology at Dominican University of California, and his students have investigated the molecular mechanisms of how drugs work against the human...

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National Award Cites Commitment to Student Civic Learning

Dominican University of California has received a national award for “institutional transformation” in recognition of the university’s work creating partnerships that deepen student civic learning and...

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Why Dominican University of California?

From our San Francisco Bay Area campus, you’ll see more than stunning views, you’ll see new possibilities.

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12 short miles to San Francisco

A suburban campus with big-city access.

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99%

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1842

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A diverse, curious, and engaged student body.

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Quality And Value

Dominican University of California is an accredited independent institution located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our 2020-21 rankings, our multiple College of Distinction recognitions, and our national award for institutional transformation.

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Discover Dominican University of California

The best way to discover if Dominican is the right place for you is to visit our Northern California campus, located just 12 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of the Bay Area.

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Go Penguins!

Dominican is a NCAA Division II school and competes in the Pacific West Conference. With 11 NCAA sports, one intercollegiate club and plenty of recreational sports, there are lots of reasons to cheer here.

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Alumni Spotlight: Alumna Continues Research At The University of Chicago

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When Salma Abdulkader enrolled in an introductory international relations course her first year at Dominican University of California, she didn’t realize at the time that this would be one of those...

Middle East Studies Stir Alumna As University of Chicago Student

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