California State University--Dominguez Hills

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2014 Quick Stats
1000 E. Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

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Phone: (310) 243-3696
2013-2014 Tuition
$6,095
in-state
$15,023
out-of-state
Students
11,427
enrolled
36%
male /
64%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
87.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (West)

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Summary

California State University--Dominguez Hills is a public institution that was founded in 1960. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,427, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,095 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,023 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1960
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A

Applying

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 15. The application fee at California State University--Dominguez Hills is $55. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 87 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at California State University--Dominguez Hills is 25:1, and the school has 18.9 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; Social Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 25:1
4-year graduation rate 4%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Health Professions and Related Programs 13%
Social Sciences 11%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9%
Psychology 9%

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Student Life

California State University--Dominguez Hills has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,427, with a gender distribution of 35.7 percent male students and 64.3 percent female students. At this school, 6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94 percent of students live off campus. California State University--Dominguez Hills is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,933
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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Paying for School

At California State University--Dominguez Hills, 73.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,038.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,095 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,023 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,956 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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