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Everything you do here contributes to your personal and professional goals. That's because our innovative Dominican Experience is rooted in proven educational methods.

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Communications Alum Featured In NBA Video Game

Forrest Hunt ’20 has a voice in his career choice, and you can hear it loud and clear. The Communication and Media Studies graduate from Dominican University of California is an associate audio...

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Former Pro Skateboard Champion Pursues Career In Nursing

To say that James Kelly ’23 has made a career change is an understatement. The former world champion professional downhill skateboarder – who often reached speeds upwards of 75 mph – is now an honors...

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From our San Francisco Bay Area campus, you’ll see more than stunning views, you’ll see new possibilities.

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A suburban campus with big-city access.

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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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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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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 Veterinary School

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After appreciating the small class sizes and supportive community at San Anselmo’s San Domenico High School, Olivia Lang-Brown ’21 was determined to find a college that offered a similar environment...

Undergrad Research, Outreach Lead Student To Veterinary School

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