Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue - San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Region: West Coast
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

Dominican University of California, an independent university of Catholic heritage located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach.

One of California's oldest colleges, founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican successfully blends the personal direction associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university. With more than 2,200 graduate and undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, Dominican provides a challenging academic environment with a focus on interdisciplinary studies.

In the sciences, the University excels at involving undergraduates in sophisticated research projects that enable students to present at national academic conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. In the humanities, students can combine dance and musical performance with the study of philosophy, literature, world cultures and religion. Dominican is only one of two colleges in the nation to offer a BFA in dance. Dominican also offers strong programs in business, counseling psychology, education, nursing and occupational therapy.

About Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of the liberal arts combined with rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach.

Mission Statement

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. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs.