Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

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Dominican University: A place rich with diversity

Dominican University of California’s student body is a true representation of California and the rich diversity that makes it such a wonderful place to live, study, and grow. At Dominican, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community and are continually striving to create a campus culture that embraces, supports, and celebrates all of its members.

Dominican students are highly engaged with the campus, the community, and each other. They’re athletes, leaders, performers, creators—they’re probably several of the above. You’ll find your place, too, as you build your campus life experience.

To make the most of your time at Dominican, we encourage you to attend campus events, lead student government or join campus clubs and organizations. These experiences nurture Dominican pride and student success and support an inclusive and equitable community.

Diversity Action Group
The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is a committee of students, faculty, and staff who advocate for and create an environment that is diversity sensitive. DAG members are involved in community building efforts on campus and are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and a culture that is welcoming and supportive of all. Students are encouraged to join! 

Student Organizations
Joining clubs and organizations help students build community and cultivate meaningful relationships with Dominican peers, faculty, and staff. Through your participation, you’ll develop and hone skills that contribute to our campus and the local, national, and global communities. Our clubs are family and we’ve saved you a seat at the table.

TORCH Student Success Program
The Torch Student Success Program draws on the strengths and resiliency of first-generation college students and students of color to foster college readiness. The program cultivates leaders, instills community consciousness, and promotes academic and co-curricular engagement.


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Ranked among the “Best Regional Universities in the West” for “A+ School for B Students” and “Campus Ethnic Diversity” | U.S. News & World Report


Named “the most transformative four-year university in the nation” by the American Council on Education (ACE)


Dominican has been named a School of National Service by AmeriCorps in recognition of the University's commitment to public service as a way to help pay for college.

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Business College of Distinction (Barowsky School of Business)

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Education College of Distinction

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Nursing College of Distinction

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Career Development College of Distinction

Our students:

● 22.2% of our undergraduate students are the first generation in their family to attend college
● 71% of our undergraduate students identify as ethnically diverse.
● Our undergraduates call 20+ countries home.
● 15+ students clubs and organizations
● 99% of first-year undergraduate students receive financial aid


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