California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA, USA

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California State University-Dominguez Hills
3.47 Average Rating

Current Business student

a current student here
23 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning many different things at Dominguez. My first year here has really built a great foundation for the rest of my scholastic career. From easy tips to taking notes and easy study tips.
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy it at Dominguez. It is a small campus but there are so many things that go on. From welcome week to Midnight Madness, and even Toro Tuesdays. They have many events to get the students involved.
Bang for the buck
I believe that even though the tuition is going up for the CSU's, with all of the help that is provided at the school, from free tutoring and a great computer lab, you really get a lot for what you're paying.
Tips for prospective students
For all incoming freshmen I would encourage them to take the summer bridge program. I know the thought of taking summer school before college is the last thing on your mind but it really prepares you for what to expect during the fall. Go to all of the orientations because it helps you meet people and make friends before you officially start. It also helps you get acquainted to the campus as well. Go to the games, mixers, or other events at the school. Don't miss out on anything. These are your best years, make sure to enjoy them. Also if you are having trouble in any of your classes do not hesitate to ask questions or get tutoring. They offer free tutoring so I would recommend that you take advantage of it.
Great for these types of students
If you are looking for a small campus with diversity then CSU Dominguez is the place for you. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. If your lost or just looking for a great place to eat, do not hesitate to ask anyone. I have only been at Dominguez for one year but after the first day I was already in love. It is a great campus with so much to offer.
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A nurse

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The current learning experience is via distance learning, it is suprisingly rigorous. There are some weekends that you attend for some of the classes. This makes it easy for working professionals such as myself.
Am enjoying being here
I am not physically on campus much, but have noticed the student union, which seems to be tuned in to outreach.
Bang for the buck
Although the tuition price is increasing, it is still a bargin for a masters-level education, which I very much appreciate.
Tips for prospective students
The paperwork requirements are very detailed, start early filling out and gathering your documents or you could be left out of matriculation.
Great for these types of students
Older, professional nursing students who wish to pursue a masters in nursing for FNP. They also have other Masters in Nursing for administration and education I believe.
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Veronica from Norwalk, CA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
There are so many things to learn within each subject that I have not learned before. Each class has a professor that is prepared and willing to teach us more within a subject.
Am enjoying being here
I've met tons of new people and they've been kind to me during my time schooling there. It feels so good to talk to others and get advice for my future lessons and such.
Bang for the buck
Despite the raise in tuition fee, I feel it's worth paying for when you have a school this nice. Although, it would be nice if I can afford most things I need for each class.
Tips for prospective students
When I first enrolled here, my admission was somewhat revoked due to my previous high school making an error. I'd advise students to check with their high school whether their final transcripts have the date they've graduated. Other than that, I'd also advise them to check their emails and accounts online to know what they're getting and what they have to do at the university before feeling relaxed.
Great for these types of students
A small university with a diversity of students helps people adjust to a community in which we all feel equal in. I've only been here for a semester and yet I feel like i shouldn't be anywhere else. Everyone's nice to each other and if you need any help, just ask a friendly person and they'll actually help you. There is no typical high school drama - I think this is a great university for students who wish to attend to a small campus, where everyone is familiar with each other in due time.
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Azalia from Vista, CA

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
CSU Dominguez Hills has small class; therefore, if you enjoy interacting with the professors and the other students this is the school for you. Since I enjoy working in a small classroom I have been learning a lot and it has been great working with the professors and students.
Am enjoying being here
I am from Vista which is in San Diego county, thus I live in the dorms. I really enjoy being here and living at the dorms because everyone is super friendly and you feel right at home. There is always something going on and something to do both on campus and at the dorms.
Tips for prospective students
Go to the orientations. The campus is not very big therefore it is easier to get familiar with it. Make new friends that you can hang out with during the fall. If you can stay at the dorms its super fun and a great experience. Make sure you take care of your financial aid ASAP! Register with time and make these your best years.
Great for these types of students
CSU Dominguez Hills is great for all kinds of students. There is a lot of diversity, there are a lot of clubs, orgs. and its fun but if all you want to do is study it is also great because there are quiet hours and its just a great campus that fits with anyone.
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Hugo from Los Angeles, CA

a current student here
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In three sentences
California State Dominguez Hills has a great learning environment with very supportive teachers and staff. This campus is great for open-minded student with the passion to learn. A great learning experience.
Tips for prospective students
A smart tip for future students is, take a campus tour and get familiar with the campus. Also, the classrooms are numbered from the 100's to 500's. Each floor has is leveled in hundreds. For example, all classrooms in floor level one are in the 100's and all the classrooms in level two are in the 200's and so on.
Academic Rigor
For freshmen in Dominguez Hills, Math 3 and Math 9 must be passed after freshmen year. Math 3 and 9 covers Basic and Intermediate Algebra. English 88 and 99 are also required to be passed after the first year of enrollment.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Dominguez Hills is very peaceful and fun. people are very friendly and dorms are full with fun activities and sports. The campus also has a pool to swim and a small GYM.
Food and Dining
Inside the campus, many restaurants are available. Students can purchase Subway, Chinese food, Dragon Express, taco's stands and more. A coffee and smoothie restaurant is also present in Dominguez Hills.
What to do for fun
the University has a game room to relax and interact with other students. The game room has pool, video games, air hockey and more. The campus also has discount tickets to watch a soccer game which is located inside the campus(The Home Depot Center) where Galaxy and Chivas USA play. Discount tickets are also available for Universal Studios, Knotts, Six Flags and many more theme parks.
Great for these types of students
Great for smart passionate students with the desire to learn.
Clubs and Activities
many of sororities and fraternities. Many of different clubs. The GYM is always available. Tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts and soccer fields are available for students.
Campus Safety
The campus has a police station and emergency push stands around the campus. Dominguez Hills is a very safe University with no tolerance upon violence.
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Antonio from Long Beach, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I haven't started class yet, but I do expect great stuff.
Am enjoying being here
The environment is great.
Bang for the buck
I hope so.
Tips for prospective students
This seems like a very nice school. A great environment. Makes you feel at home.
Great for these types of students
any student
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Destiny - Desert Hot Springs, CA

a current student here
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Dorm Life
I love living in the dorms because, it was a great way to meet new people. My second year was my best dorm experience since I was living with friends from my first year. Everyday was something new and always a lot of fun. Dorming was like living alone but with some supervision. It seemed as if everyone knew each other and if they didn’t then there would be no fear in introducing yourself. If dorming is ever an option I highly recommend it!
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on attending Dominguez or any college I suggest you get involved on campus. It’s a way to meet new people and gives a reason not to go straight home. Also, to attend class because my first year I skipped a lot and my gpa was below a 2.0 and limited what I could do. You’ll enjoy college especially at Dominguez Hills.
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Christina from Long Beach, CA

a current student here
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In three sentences
Dominguez, home of the Toros, is a great environment for learning. CSUDH has a very diverse student body full of people who are serious about their studies and who know how to have fun. The university has great faculty, unique extracurricular activities, strong academics and a beautiful aesthetic.
Tips for prospective students
Future Toros, get to know your campus - the University Advisement Center, the Career Center, your major adviser - and the people who live and work here. These are very valuable resources for you. Check out the Health Center, get involved in extracurriculars such as free exercise classes, nutrition counseling, tutoring, clubs and organizations; make study buddies and use the computer labs or Wi-Fi on campus. The librarians are especially helpful if you need to do some research, and forging connections with your professors will help you to succeed as you study here, as well as provide you with references when it's time to apply to graduate schools.
Academic Rigor
Classes at Dominguez are not like classes you will take anywhere else. Students here are engaged, excited about learning, and passionate about their future careers. Professors have high standards, and students meet them. The focus is not so much on all the knowledge that is out there, as it is on what really works: practical solutions for a world in need. You will be challenged to think critically and collaborate with your fellow students while remaining focused on the things that matter.
Dorm Life
There are no dorms, but fully-furnished apartments instead. I did not stay in campus housing, but I have visited and the apartments are really good-quality, mostly doubles and triples. There are tennis courts in the complex as well as other amenities and activities. All this is located up the hill a bit, so it is at least a 7-minute walk from the buildings where classes are held.
Food and Dining
There is no cafeteria - but campus dining has a lot of variety. Popular food outlets such as Taco Bell, A&W, Jamba Juice, Johnny's Pizza, Subway are located in the food court in the Student Union, as well as Tully's Coffee. There is also a coffeeshop on the main floor of the library, a sports lounge, and two convenience stores located in different buildings spread throughout the campus, as well as vending machines that sell everything from hot coffee to water to snacks and soft drinks. The convenience stores are equipped with microwaves that students can use for free.
What to do for fun
ToroProductions always has something great cooking - whether it's dance lessons, movie screenings, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, noontime concerts, Music Mondays... they are very creative and keep things happening on campus. The Multicultural Center and Associated Students Inc (ASI) also sponsor club sales, organize cultural events and provide educational and fun activities.
Bang for the buck
We all know that tuition costs have been rising in public schools. Still, earning a degree at Dominguez is worth the money you shell out for tuition and books (hint: get your books online unless absolutely necessary to buy them at the campus bookstore - that place is better for Toro gear), not to mention the great experience that you take from your time here.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Most students are not aware that we have a Japanese Garden on campus, which is actually located in the middle of a building, or that there are rotating art exhibits in the library. We also have a Veteran Students Services office, a game room downstairs in the Student Union, and the Multicultural Center is a place where any student can relax with friends in a peaceful environment. The Anthropology lab has some neat specimens and plenty of books on various socio-cultural topics spanning the ages.
There are some hidden places on campus, such as private study rooms in different departments (you have to ask a faculty member to use them) which are stocked with curated books and artifacts.
Have fun exploring the nooks and crannies of the different buildings - trust me, there are plenty!
Great for these types of students
CSUDH is for serious students who are respectful of others and passionate about learning. It's also a great place for people who are coming back to school while working, commuters, people with children (there is a Child Development Center that offers childcare to adult students), and people looking for a solid education in the sciences, education field (teacher credentialing is one of our most famous programs), technology, and the humanities. We're pretty well-rounded and our students are, too.
Clubs and Activities
There is always something going on at CSUDH. Though we might have fewer clubs than other schools - apart from the Greeks - the associations and organizations we have are dedicated in service and special interests. Many of our extracurricular organizations are chapters of nationally-organized professional and academic organizations, trade associations, and community partners such as Jumpstart. We also have ROTC on campus.
Greek Life
The Greeks are ever-present at Dominguez Hills, making themselves known by their stylish ways of dressing, matching neckties or T-shirts, campaigning for good causes, running bake sales and coordinating special events.
Campus Safety
We have one of the lowest crime rates of any CSU campus. There is a police station on-campus with University Police patrolling constantly, and an escort service is available after dark for students who take night classes.
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Gabriela from Wilmington, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
California State University Dominguez Hills has a good size campus, it is not to big nor too small. It has a huge library and even a cafe in it. There is always something going on outside and the students are very active.
Academic Rigor
College is hard, and some classes can be more overwhelming than others.
Dorm Life
Don't personally dorm, but I know alot of people who do and they love it!
Food and Dining
Lots of different options at the cafeteria.
What to do for fun
Plenty of things, there is always some sort of activity going on.
Bang for the buck
College overall is expensive, but here it is manageable to pay, although some extra help wouldn't hurt.
Campus Safety
Police is willing to escort you to your car if you have a late class.
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Elizabeth from Hawthorne, CA

a current student here
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In three sentences
Great school for both undergraduate and graduate work. The campus itself, the students, and professors are all very kind and willing to help a student out and are also very inviting. The school is not a party school but rather a community school where people work together and have fun (that does not involve drinking or smoking, etc.) but by holding events that let students become involved on campus.
Tips for prospective students
The best tip I can give out is that no matter the rumors that you hear that the school is bad and what not it is not true. Many say that because it is next to compton it is a terrible school. Compton isn't even an issue to the school as it is like 10 minutes away and does not interfere with the city of carson. Also if you'd like to get into technicalities, USC is also in a poor area, so why not also bash on USC then if you have that kind of mentality. Also do not believe the rumors that are said about CSUDH accepting anyone no matter how low their GPA or terrible grades or without completing any pre-requisites, as this rumor is not true. The school is not lenient, the school will look at your GPA and will make sure that you have completed all required work. The school is diverse, (yes african americans and hispanics are the majority) but there is a little bit of everything on campus. Also the classes are not easy, those who say that they are easy are either lying or had a professor that honestly did not really care about teaching and rewarded the students with good grades. You must study, and study well as it will be the only way to graduate.
Food and Dining
Subway on campus along with surf city squeeze, a sports bar with some yummy wings (deals on wednesday's) a pizza place, a Chinese food place, and other eateries and mini stores around campus! great service and food!
What to do for fun
The campus always has some event going on! music mondays ( a DJ is either playing music or underground bands come and perform on campus) club sales events (cupcake sales, candy sales, purses, trinkets, pottery and much more) a video game truck sometimes comes to campus and even radio stations, we also get discounts on tickets for the home depot center (come watch the LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, or any other game/performance held there!) on certain holidays there are events held like the easter egg hunt, or even when its not holidays there are giveaway events. During finals there are massages, puzzles, and other stress relieving events present, there's also the torozone with an xbox, ps3, pool tables, and much more, or even go hang out at the sports bar on game nights!
Bang for the buck
A bachelor's degree here is cheaper compared to other universities! and there are no problems on campus and the school offers lots of fun activities and even a contest held every tuesday where you could win free tuition for a semester!
Greek Life
Greek life is very involved and they're not cocky or drunks or anything like that as portrayed in many college themed films (or on other campuses)
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