Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach.
The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.
Dominican University of California 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 daily lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.
Dominican’s focus on interdisciplinary studies provides a challenging academic environment with four schools, 24 majors, and an average class size of 16.
In the sciences, the University excels at involving undergraduates in sophisticated research projects that enable students to present at national academic conferences and publish alongside their faculty mentors in peer-reviewed journals.
In the humanities, students may combine dance and musical performance with the study of philosophy, literature, world cultures, and religion.
Dominican offers strong undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing. There are also graduate offerings in these disciplines, as well as in counseling psychology and occupational therapy.
Dominican students come from across the United States. Although primarily from the Bay Area and Northern California, students come from 18 countries, including Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey.
More than 80 percent of undergraduate students attending Dominican receive some form of financial aid, allowing students from diverse backgrounds to further their education. The University focuses in global community outreach and bringing a diverse range of faculty and students to campus.
Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.