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We plan to return in-person for the fall 2021 semester. Now is the time to become a Penguin.

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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 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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A diverse, curious, and engaged student body.

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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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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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Alumni Spotlight: The Chemistry of Art

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As an undergraduate, Keara Teeter ’12 spent hours meticulously classifying and sorting microscopic invertebrates in Dominican University of California's marine ecology lab. The work, as it would turn...

Alumna Combines Disciplines as Smithsonian Conservator

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Honors Student Transfers Into Multiple Leadership Roles

After transferring to Dominican University of California from Santa Rosa Junior College in the middle of the pandemic, Jacquelyn Torres ’22 hit the ground running, connecting with faculty mentors...

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Commencement 2021 To Feature Drive-Through Send-Off, Formal Virtual Ceremony

Dominican University of California will kick off Commencement 2021 by hosting a series of on-campus drive-through celebrations on May 5 for all graduating students. Because of restrictions imposed by...

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