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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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Discover Dominican

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 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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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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The First 100 Days Will Require Patience, Diplomacy

Addressing the COVID-19 crisis, rolling out economic and environmental initiatives, and developing new foreign policy and immigration initiatives will be among the immediate priorities of the Biden...

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Graphic Design Class Utilizes iPads During Remote Learning

Double major Emma Hartvickson ’24 came to Dominican University of California as a student-athlete with two things that have helped her manage the challenges of competing and learning during COVID-19...

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