Dominican Ranks Among Top Universities In West By U.S. News & World Report
Dominican University of California has been named among the top 20 regional universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of universities and colleges in the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area-based university has jumped five spots to number 18 in the Best Regional Universities (West) category of the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges guide.Read More
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Dominican University of California has been awarded a five-year $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic students. The grant will support...
For Erika Rosales-Shelfo ’17 and Maria Alvarez Pineda ’20, their undergraduate years at Dominican University of California were transformative. So much so that the alumnae, who met through Dominican’s...
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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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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.
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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To be an English teaching assistant in the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) at a private school in Manacor on the island of Mallorca, Aisleen Renteria ’21 relied on the...Supportive Faculty, Study Abroad Lead Alumna To Job In Spain
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Dominican is just 12 miles north of San Francisco — easily accessible by car, bus, ferry or bicycle.
Caleruega Dining Hall offers fresh, seasonal and locally sourced food to keep you fueled up and ready to face the day.
The Dominican campus is surrounded by hiking and running trails — a great place to train for the Dominican Cross Country team.