• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Resources

June 2, 2021—In accordance with the City of Berkeley's public health and safety guidelines, we have updated Zaytuna College's COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP).

A Community of Learning

At Zaytuna College, our students find an abundance of opportunities for personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum, and they are encouraged to study together, teach each other, and reinforce what they've learned by reviewing with their peers. They also find connections beyond their classes; upperclassmen who have traveled the same path assist those who come after because they’ve read the same books and navigated the same academic plan. Companionship is based on more than shared backgrounds and hobbies, but also on the shared journey of seeking sacred knowledge.

A Center of Faith and Scholarship

Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill, a multi-faith neighborhood that is home to the largest consortium of religious colleges in the nation. The Upper Campus, the home of the undergraduate program, sits on the very top of the hill on a serene ten-acre property; the Lower Campus, where the graduate program is held, is two blocks from the University of California–Berkeley and within walking distance of downtown Berkeley.As a student at Zaytuna College, you also become part of the San Francisco Bay Area, a thriving, bustling center of culture, technology, and academia with a population of seven million people, including a Muslim population of about 250,000, more than fifty mosques, and dozens of Islamic organizations.

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