Dominican University of California

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50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Just 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Rafael, California, Dominican University of California (DU of C) is a very special place with the tendency to transform lives. DU of C is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage. Dominican students transformed by the environment, by supportive and friendly people, by their experiences, and by the work they do. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and chartered in 1890, the University seeks to embody Dominican educational ideals: love of truth, beauty and the life of the mind, and a deep respect for the dignity and worth of the individual. With students and faculty from a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds, Dominican embraces diversity and a global perspective. Small classes and personal attention by dedicated faculty are the hallmarks of a Dominican education. The Dominican experience features such unique traditions such as Shield Day, the senior thesis, and a 4-year graduation guarantee. The University enrolls over 2,000 students in graduate and undergraduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, health sciences, and education. The athletics program offers women’s basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball, and men’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Dominican’s campus is extraordinary. The beauty of the flora, fauna (families of deer roam the campus), and architecture affects every person who visits. Dominican University of California: this place changes people.

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