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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.

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Undergraduates' Salamander Research Focuses On Wildfires

This winter, Dominican University of California biologist Dr. Obed Hernández-Gómez and his undergraduate students will once again be working in the field, studying the impact of wildfires on the long...

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Flying, Boosters, and Hugging Friends and Family: Public Health Tips for Holiday Travel 

Holiday travel season is almost here – coinciding with a rise in new COVID-19 variants that suggest a winter coronavirus surge is possible. Dominican University of California public health professor...

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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: Supportive Faculty, Study Abroad Lead Alumna to Job in Spain

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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

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Life on Campus

Living and learning on a beautiful, vibrant Northern California campus is sure to be a highlight of your Dominican Experience.

Opportunity awaits at Dominican University of California. Take a virtual tour of what it's like to be a Dominican student!

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Dominican is just 12 miles north of San Francisco — easily accessible by car, bus, ferry or bicycle.

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Caleruega Dining Hall offers fresh, seasonal and locally sourced food to keep you fueled up and ready to face the day.

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The Dominican campus is surrounded by hiking and running trails — a great place to train for the Dominican Cross Country team.