Dominican University of California is a private university in San Rafael, California. It was founded in 1890 as Dominican College by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. It is one of the oldest universities in California.
Dominican is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered with an average class size of 16. In 2019–2020, total enrollment was 1,783 students. Ninety-one percent of students are from California, 6% are from other states and 3% from other nations. In Fall 2019, 100% of incoming first-year students received financial aid, 68% came from ethnically diverse backgrounds and 23% are the first in their family to attend college. In 2019, Dominican University of California introduced a Test-Optional Policy, allowing first-year students applying for admission to have the option to submit SAT or ACT scores, beginning with the fall 2020 cohort.
The university is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Pacific West Conference.