Dominican University of California

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Communications And Media Studies
International Business
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 1783 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master Private Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational 24 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$$ $ $$$ $ $ $$$$ 112
Master 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Dominican University of California has a safe, beautiful 33-hectare campus is conveniently located 18 kilometers from San Francisco, and just a few kilometers from some of California's most beautiful beaches, parks and cultural centers. Dominican enrolls over 2,000 students from across the United States, although primarily from the Bay Area and Northern California, and from 21 foreign countries, including Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey. "U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University of California in the top tier of "Western Universities - Master's." Dominican has been recognized as a College of Distinction. An important part of the Dominican experience is the ability to interact and work directly with professors. Students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, with an average class size of 16 students. Dominican University of California plays an active part in the community, with extensive community health and human services outreach programs. Average Temperatures Low (winter): 50°F/10°C High (summer): 72°F/22°C


Dominican University of California has three beautiful, on-campus residences that accommodate more than 500 students. These residences are linked to campus wide Wi-Fi and come fully furnished. Typically, students live in a double or triple room and choose from several Caleruega Dining Hall meal plan options. Chilly's Cafe is also available for quick meals on the go. Dominican guarantees housing for all international students and allows the option of living with a host family.

Student life

  • Offers a variety of clubs and organizations, including the Green Club and the Spirit Club.
  • Multi-media center, computer center and computer lab
  • Intercollegiate Sports: men's lacrosse, soccer, cross country and golf; women's soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, softball and cross country.
  • Athletic facilities include a fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, field and tennis courts.
  • Other amenities: fine arts studio, music conservatory, concert auditorium and student center.