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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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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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Our Campus

It's easy to find inspiration here. Our 80-acre San Francisco Bay Area campus features scenic views, lush landscapes, flowering gardens, and buildings with history and character.

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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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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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Community Engagement


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Faculty Supported Alumna's Path To Law School

Upon arrival at the Vanderbilt University School of Law last month, Samantha Hunt ’18 was inspired to email Alison Howard, chair of Dominican University of California’s Political Science Department...

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President Marcy Honored With Washington Center Award

Dominican University of California President Mary Marcy this week was awarded the 2020 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education by The Washington Center (TWC) for...

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