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Learning For The 21st Century
A pioneering, personalized approach to education crafted with today's marketplace in mind.
With 60+ majors, minors and concentrations, countless real-world learning opportunities, and personalized support, your Dominican Experience can be anything you want it to be.
Advance your current career or pursue a passion with a graduate or professional degree from Dominican University of California.
We serve students all throughout their education journey.
The Dominican Experience
Integrative Coaches support you in achieving personal and academic success.
We connect classroom, campus, and community — contributing to a just, equitable, and healthy world.
Your Signature Work is the original research, writing, or work of art you’ll complete at the end of your school career.
Portfolios are a place for personal reflection, integration of your knowledge, and experience — both in and out of the classroom.
Zain Raza ’21 developed an interest in computer science while taking a Java coding course at his Boston area high school. On weekends, he put his coding skills to work at local hackathons, working in...
When Frankie Katafias ’15, who recently joined KIRO TV in Seattle, was growing up in Orange County, she often dreamed about what life would be like if she worked in television. “I’ve known I wanted to...
12 short miles to San Francisco
A suburban campus with big-city access.
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Fall 2021 Total Enrollment
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.
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.
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.
Alumni Spotlight: Supportive Faculty, Study Abroad Lead Alumna to Job in Spain
To be an English teaching assistant in the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) at a private school in Manacor on the island of Mallorca, Aisleen Renteria ’21 relied on the...Supportive Faculty, Study Abroad Lead Alumna To Job In Spain
The Dominican Experience
Life on Campus
Dominican is just 12 miles north of San Francisco — easily accessible by car, bus, ferry or bicycle.
Caleruega Dining Hall offers fresh, seasonal and locally sourced food to keep you fueled up and ready to face the day.
The Dominican campus is surrounded by hiking and running trails — a great place to train for the Dominican Cross Country team.