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. As the 2020 recipient of the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation, Dominican has been recognized for its deep commitment to student opportunity and success. Imagine what the Dominican Experience can do for you.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Social Justice

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
  • Distance/online learning
  • Small Class Size
  • Personal Coaching
  • Internships
  • Service Learning
  • Digital Portfolio

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). 

Additional Information

How will you know if you quality for financial aid or scholarships? Complete the FAFSA! Our school code is 001196. The FAFSA opens October 1, and you should complete it by March 2 if you want to be considered for state aid like Cal Grant. 

Visit us

Tour our beautiful campus with a Student Ambassador or meet with an Admissions Counselor, or both! We offer a variety of events designed to highlight our academic programs and guide you through the admissions process. Visit our website to learn more

"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