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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1960
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,925
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $5,967,438
Admissions Address

1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Linda Wise
Admissions office telephone: (310) 243-3300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $786 (Refundable by August 25)
Room deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 2,055
Total acceptances: 1,326
Total freshman enrollment: 1,058
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 647
Male acceptances: 384
Male freshman enrollment: 285
Female applicants: 1,408
Female acceptances: 942
Female freshman enrollment: 773
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 0%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 66%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 360 - 470
Math: 350 - 450
Combined: 710 - 920


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.1% 0.3%
600-699 1.4% 1.6%
500-599 14.0% 12.0%
400-499 41.6% 37.8%
300-399 37.3% 38.7%
200-299 5.6% 9.6%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 12 - 18
Math: 15 - 18
Composite: 14 - 18


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.4% 0.0% 0.8%
24-29 1.3% 4.6% 3.3%
18-23 29.3% 25.6% 22.3%
12-17 65.3% 47.5% 73.2%
6-11 3.3% 21.1% 0.4%
Below 6 0.4% 1.2% 0.0%


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