Dominican University of California in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for


study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


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 1,800 students from across the United States, with the majority of the population being from the Bay Area and Northern California. Dominican also attracts students from 21 other 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 also 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 with the capacity to accommodate more than 400 students. These residences are wired for cable television and high-speed internet access. Typically, students live in a double room and choose from three meal plan options. Students dine at the Caleruega Dining Hall, which specializes in California Cuisine and ethnic dishes. 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, basket ball, cross country and golf; women’s soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, 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.