Dominican University of California


Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of the liberal arts combined with rigorous professional education. The University offers more than 50 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of the faculty and students. With approximately 1,800 graduate and undergraduate students, Dominican is able to successfully blend personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university. For students interested in Applied Computer Science, our first of its kind incubation partnership with Make School in San Francisco offers a new national model for collaboration between nonprofit higher education and the private sector to position students for success in the 21st century.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Applied Computer Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Small Class Size

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Applying to Dominican is easy as 1 - 2 - 3: 1) Complete the Common Application, 2) upload your essay, and 3) submit your official transcripts! Dominican is test-optional, so tell us if you want your test scores considered (and if you do, make sure to send them). For students applying to the Applied Computer Science program offered in partnership with Make School, an admissions interview is required and more information will be sent to you by Make School upon receipt of your application.

Visit us

Tour our beautiful main campus with a Student Ambassador or meet with an admissions counselor, or both! Please check our website to schedule. Another great way to discover Dominican is to attend an Info Session or Visit Day. We offer a variety of events designed to highlight our academic programs and to guide you through the admissions process.

"I believe that the greatest opportunity Dominican gave me was the chance to explore different interests and fields of study rather than lead me into one category."

Lilly Fuhrman, Alumnae
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298, United States of America

Phone number

(415) 485-3204