• 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.

Campus Life

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.

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, 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.

Experiential Learning

Zaytuna College aims to foster a holistic environment of learning where inquiry, transmission, and debate take place as a way of life inside and outside the classroom.

Residential Life

Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to continue academic discussions outside of the classroom, and build relationships that will endure beyond graduation.

Honor Code

Honor Code, a statement of six core principles related to personal conduct that clarifies and furthers the principles that regulate behavior both on and off campus. 

Information for Parents

Our faculty and administration are committed to be their devoted guides as they nurture what God has already imbued within them—a seed that only requires the right environment to flourish.

Campus Life

What Our Students Say

Do you know someone who may be interested in attending Zaytuna College?