Dominican University of California, located just 12 miles from San Francisco, offers students access to a wide range of internships, employment, and cultural and recreational opportunities, making it the best small university experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
Dominican’s undergraduate degrees are designed to drive you to pursue a path paved in self-discovery, creative thinking, and community impact. Faculty will guide you through authentic learning experiences and incredible research opportunities.
Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service into their lives.
Dominican has a student body of 1,783 and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Guided by its Catholic heritage, the University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.
With over 30 student clubs and organizations and countless events and activities, you’ll connect with an engaged, active community.
The Dominican Experience
From mentoring to project-based research, you’ll build a track record that shows how much you can accomplish, giving you the confidence and knowledge to shape your future. The Dominican Experience is our promise that each student will have the support needed for success in college, the education necessary for a career, and the skills and ethical foundation to create a meaningful life.
Every Dominican student:
• Works with an integrative coach and a network of mentors for all four years;
• Engages with the community through service learning, internships, fieldwork, community-based research, or global learning;
• Completes signature work such as original research, writing, or a work of art; and
• Crafts a digital portfolio that captures and highlights their accomplishments.
Dominican’s new Computer Science minor, available starting in fall 2019, provides students with a solid grounding for today’s digital workplace. The minor equips students with coding and programming skills to develop software, web-based, and mobile applications. The minor is open and accessible to students in any major.
Dominican sponsors 11 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Pacific West Conference, the largest conference in the NCAA Division II West Region. Dominican also sponsors MCLA Division I men’s lacrosse.
Men’s sports: Basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, and soccer
Women’s sports: Basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball
Dominican reviews each application for admission holistically. We believe successful students are more than just a test score, and Dominican is test optional for most majors. Please see further details at dominican.edu/test-optional.
At Dominican, 100% of entering students receive financial aid. The school offers need-based aid, merit scholarships, athletic coaches awards, and additional awards created by alumni and other donors. Federal and state loans and grants, work-study, and other grants are also available.
Dominican invites you to visit the campus, observe classes, and meet the faculty and students. To make an appointment, please call our admission office at 888-323-6763 or schedule one online at dominican.edu/visitus.