California State University, Dominguez Hills: Narrative Description

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1000 East Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747-0001
Tel: (310)243-3300
Admissions: (310)243-3600
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 350-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 12,613. Faculty: 678 (252 full-time, 426 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 6,486 applied, 15% were admitted. Full-time: 5,516 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 3,182 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 42 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 36% Hispanic, 27% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 56% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other institutions of the California State University System, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8460 full-time, $282 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2478 full-time, $216 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $5022. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Leo F. Cain Educational Resource Center with 440,181 books, 687,888 microform titles, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This is a metropolitan area in Los Angeles County with a Mediterranean climate. Trains, buses and airlines serve the area. Carson is surrounded by freeways, which makes the larger nearby cities easy to reach. The city has churches, hospitals, a YMCA building and library. The State Department of Employment, which is located in Torrance, has established a program designed to aid students in finding employment.

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