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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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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: The Journey to Med School

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After graduating with a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Cincinnati and overcoming a bout with COVID-19, Cameron Almeida ’18 now has a job to finish before starting med school at...

Alum's Journey Comes Full Circle Before Med School

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Alum "Feels At Home" Pursuing Doctorate At Notre Dame

When selecting a PhD program, Alejandro Lopez-Ramirez ’14, MS ’20 was drawn to one university in particular – because it reminded him of Dominican. “One of the main reasons that drew me to the...

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OT Major Creates Video For Scholarly & Creative Works Event

Drawn to Dominican University of California by its small class sizes and campus beauty, Julia Zasso studies Occupational Therapy yet discovered she has another talent. Julia has created the...

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