• 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.

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Zaytuna College is a place for traditional and formal studies. We seek students who demonstrate intelligence, diligence, and perseverance, who have a track record of service and volunteer work, who are energized by long hours of study, and who desire to develop their character as they develop their intellect.

The Zaytuna degree programs are rigorous and incoming students must possess superb reading, writing, and time-management skills. Acquiring tools for accessing great books, in English and in Arabic, that contain timeless truths is a way of life at Zaytuna College.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Zaytuna’s bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Arts and Islamic Studies is founded on an integral liberal arts curriculum, consisting of courses from the Islamic and Western traditions of higher learning.

Master of Arts (MA)

Zaytuna’s master of arts degree in Islamic Texts is intended to provide students with higher-level access to the Islamic tradition through a guided course of study in Islam’s primary sources.

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