Close to home. A world away.

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Learning for the 21st Century

A pioneering, personalized approach to education crafted with today's marketplace in mind.

The Dominican Experience

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

Why Dominican?

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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A diverse, curious, and engaged student body.

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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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Our Campus

Fall in love with Dominican. Our San Francisco Bay Area campus is beautiful in any season, but fall may be our favorite. Virtually tour our campus to see for yourself!

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Quality and Value

Dominican is ranked among top schools in the west! Learn more about our 2020-21 rankings, our multiple College of Distinction recognitions and our national award for Institutional Transformation.

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Service-Learning: Student Spotlight

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Nhan Pham ’19 has his hands full lately as he pursues his MBA in Healthcare Leadership. He is answering the hotline at the COVID-19 Call Center in Marin County while continuing his work as a support...

Compassionate MBA Student Means Business in COVID-19 Crisis

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Media Seeks GPH Faculty For Pandemic Analysis

Would you fly during the coronavirus pandemic? A June New York Times article surveyed more than 500 epidemiologists — many belonging to the Society for Epidemiologic Research — asking when they expect...

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MBA In Healthcare Leadership Grad Enters Yale Nursing Program

With an MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Dominican — where she was able to advance her career goals while working full-time at Genentech — Harriet Perdikaris Reynolds was well prepared to enter the...

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