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 and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.

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
  • 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


For Fall 2020, we are accepting applications through the Common Application. Be sure to select Dominican University of California as one of the schools to which you are applying. Next, submit your personal essay on the application, followed by your official high school transcripts for grades 9-11, and, for Nursing applicants, your letter of recommendation and official ACT or SAT scores. Dominican is now Test Optional for non-Nursing students. For more information take a look at our Test Optional page within the application. Finally, check your application status!

Visit us

Tour our beautiful campus with a Student Ambassador! Schedule a campus tour, a counseling appointment with your admissions counselor, or both. Another great way to discover Dominican's programs is to attend an on-campus event. 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