• 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.

Residential Life

On-Campus Housing

Zaytuna College offers on-campus housing to all matriculated students. Housing is gender segregated, and each unit has a live-in Residential Assistant who is a student employee. Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to continue academic discussions outside of the classroom, and build relationships that
will endure beyond graduation.

Maryam Bint Bwayba Dormitory, Upper Campus

Female Residences | 2770 Marin Ave, Berkeley

The dormitory consists of nineteen two-person rooms. The rooms are furnished with bunk beds or twin beds, desks, and built-in bookshelves and closets. The dormitory has a small workout room, quiet study room, and common lounge with a connecting kitchen. The building is equipped with internet, and a coin-operated washer and dryer are located in a separate building across from the dormitory in Sophia Hall. The dorm is 1.9 miles from the lower campus.

Euclid Dormitory, Lower Campus

Male Residences | 1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

The dormitory consists of a mixture of twenty-one single, double, and triple rooms. The rooms are furnished with bunk beds or twin beds, desks, chairs, armoires, chests of drawers, and bookshelves. The dormitory includes a student lounge, quiet study room, rooftop patio, and communal kitchen and dining space, as well as a communal prayer area. The building is equipped with internet, and laundry facilities are conveniently located in the basement of the building. Students residing in the dormitory are responsible for the regular upkeep of all communal areas.