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1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA

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California State University - Dominguez Hills, a public institution, offers a large number of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Carson, California, the campus offers an urban setting for students to study in. Around fourteen thousand students enroll at CSUDH annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to California State University - Dominguez Hills have an SAT score in a range of 750 to 940, or an ACT score in a range of 15 to 19. Approximately 60% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 15% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The tuition at California State University - Dominguez Hills varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $6,700 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $19,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is around $7,800 per year. California State University - Dominguez Hills may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify as grants and loans.

The California State University - Dominguez Hills "Toros" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the CSUDH website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants California State University - Dominguez Hills accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to CSUDH.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English13 - 19
ACT ® Math16 - 19
ACT ® Composite Score15 - 19

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CSUDH

The chances for admission at CSUDH can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants12,081
Granted Admissions6,999 (58%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,037 (15%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at California State University - Dominguez Hills is about 14,000, with undergraduate students making up about 79% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,560

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$8,941
Receiving Student Loans34%$3,620

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, California State University - Dominguez Hills may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

California State University - Dominguez Hills has an overall graduation rate which is around 24%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

California State University - Dominguez Hills is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Basketball (California Collegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Psychology

Social Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Communications and Journalism

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (B, M)
  • Behavioral Science (B, M)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (M)

English Language and Literature

Recreation and Fitness Studies

History

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)

Engineering Technology

  • Quality Control Technology (B, M)

Computer and Information Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Chicano Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

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