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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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Coach, Recruit Have High Hopes For New Women's Lacrosse Program

Presented with the excitement and challenge of building a new women’s lacrosse program from the ground up at Dominican University of California, Joseph Manna felt a solid foundation was in place for...

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Nursing Students Assisting Homeless Outreach Program

Jiramanee Apiwansri ’22, Jana Graham ’22, Veronica Wagner ’22, and other senior nursing students at Dominican University of California are listening to and learning about community needs during a...

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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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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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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: 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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