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Dominican University of California
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50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-4440

About the college

The Dominican University of California is an institution with Catholic heritage. The university was founded in 1890 and has been a leader in scholarships, community outreach programs, and research. The environment at the Dominican University is challenging and creates real world training for students and their journey towards a new career. The school offers a program for its senior students that requires a thesis in the student’s chosen field of study. The end result could be admittance to a 4-year university to continue their education or a rewarding job offer.


San Rafael is the location of the Dominican University. The campus is located just miles from San Francisco and the Bay Area. This gives students the Golden Gate Bridge and breathtaking views to accompany their coursework. Having a campus close to the heart of California sets up students for a life of outdoor activities and a killer nightlife scene. The campus offers students the best facilities for research, which is what the college is all about.


Courses at the university are divided into 3 categories: undergraduate, graduate, and extended education. Dominican University offers a school of arts and sciences, school of business and leadership and a center for adult and continued education. The university even offers a teaching credential program in Ukiah, which is a center that trains students living in the counties of Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino. Not only does the university have an extensive A-Z course list it also offers an honors program, a study abroad program and Summer Odyssey for school age children and up to high school freshmen age.

Dominican University has a program for every educational palette. They want you to succeed and the time is now.

College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Offering: Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree

Campus Setting: City, Small

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 2125, 70% undergraduates

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