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California State University--Dominguez Hills is a public institution that was founded in 1960. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,534, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 346 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California State University--Dominguez Hills's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,593 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,521 (2012-13).
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California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The University is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century. We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries. We are committed to quality and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs. California State University, Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services. Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs in a variety of educational and technological modes that enable students to develop intellectually, personally and professionally. These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve. California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities, by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University's commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to California State University--Dominguez Hills, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at California State University--Dominguez Hills is $55. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 83.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||83.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at California State University--Dominguez Hills is 26:1, and the school has 16.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California State University--Dominguez Hills include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.
California State University--Dominguez Hills has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,534, with a gender distribution of 35.7 percent male students and 64.3 percent female students. At this school, 6.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94.0 percent of students live off campus. California State University--Dominguez Hills is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
California State University--Dominguez Hills offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. California State University--Dominguez Hills also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California State University--Dominguez Hills, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at California State University--Dominguez Hills.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At California State University--Dominguez Hills, 72.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,793.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,593 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,521 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,733 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data