California State University-Dominguez Hills Reviews

  • 43 Reviews
  • Carson (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,826
100% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 43 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Joel Moreno
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
"Dominguez Hills MSW Program is the newest, least known and least prestigious than any other CSU MSW Program. I know several placements that wills not consider nor accept Dominguez Hills MSW students for internships. CSU Los Angeles, Long Beach, Northridge and Fullerton offer a more varied program. I was not able to chose any electives at Dominguez Hills, nor were we allowed to register for the professor of our choice. The only thing worse than the academics at Dominguez Hills is the administration. They have no clue what they are doing.. .I was a student for two years and had five different academic advisers...None of whom I ever met. I'm still not certain what their function was. They are not able to retain any staff. These random professors would pop up a few days prior to enrollment who have never taught at the university previously, or taught anyplace else. But, no matter as we weren't allowed to chose the professors we wanted to take anyhow. If you have a really low GPA and low or no GRE this school is for you! I was accepted into Dominguez Hills MSW Program with a 2.2 GPA and no GRE score. This is why their reputation is so poor. ..They will take the other school's rejects. They don't tell you this part either: If you sign up for their part time program- you cannot use any state grant money or active undergrad grants --even if you qualify. It is the schools way of earning more money for themselves...and forces students to building-up more and more student debt. This My first job offer after graduation was for $3,000 more than I have been making at my current place of employment. Two years and $25,000 later --not a good decision. Weigh your options. CSU Long Beach and Los Angeles are both top schools for MSW degree in CA and both are reasonable. University of Phoenix or other online option would likely provide a more enriching experience than this university- if you can even call it that. It was more like a run-down community without the charm. They began construction and moved us to other non-classroom areas of the university for our courses. You can try complaining like I did...But these people are not their to work with you, assist or support you. They are there to get their pay check and go home... This will become evident after a few months if you "end up" at this school. Everyone in my MSW program was at Dominguez Hills because they were not accepted at any other CA State school. Nobody wanted to be there- which I think says a lot."
Harmony Perry
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"My undergraduate experience was absolutely amazing. I was very active on campus as I works and volunteered for various programs. I also help several job position titles throughout my time on campus. It allowed for me to view education from a different lens. My number one tip to student going through their undergrad experience is to make those connections with professors and faulty as they may be able to write recommendation letter for you potentially. Ensure that you are truly passionate about the major you are studying, too. One thing that CSU Dominguez Hills does a great job of is providing resources to their students. Whether that be helping a student establish an internship or exploring which major may be the best fit for them. When I went into the campus I was unsure of what I wanted to major in, so I went to the career center they aided me through a personality test to see what professions were ascribed to me. Although I could not necessarily choose of the options provided, I was able o see the theme of the options selected. I knew that I wanted to help people. An academic adviser then sat down with me to explore the various major programs applicable to me. That is essentially how I chose Sociology as my major. I was advised to take the introduction course which I did and fell in love with the content of the course. I am grateful of the faculty and staff I encountered along the way. One of my professors wrote me an astounding letter for my graduate program. Take advantage of your time in undergrad and explore what your true passion is."
Joy Carrillo
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Cal State University Dominguez Hills is a college that supports it's students and stands for the quality of their students education. If you chose to succeed in school, CSUDH will support you in plenty of ways. The Liberal Studies Program was extremely insightful on what the life of an educator will be like in the Los Angeles area and did not mislead us of the career. However, it was very impacted and counseling within the department could be much better. The University Academic Advising Center was outstanding and gave me hope for classes I petitioned and eventually got passed! Without their encouragement I would have never attempted to petition the course. The women at the front desk always welcomed everyone politely and walk in advising was caring and warm. Their assistance made a difference with my time in college. I highly advice becoming familiar with your professors within your major and counselors. The more you put yourself in the college setting, the more opportunity will present itself (financial assistance, student participation, educational seminars, volunteer work, etc.)."
Ryan Kato
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I had a great time when I attended California State University- Dominguez Hills. The campus was nice and it wasn't crowded, so I didn't have any trouble getting my classes. I really enjoyed my classes and professors who taught me a lot in the classroom. The student life is nice because I was able to meet some great people in classes and have continued that friendship after graduation. I was able to get every class and graduated in two years from CSUDH. For my major, business administration, it was one of the most rewarding experiences because the classes taught me the valuable lessons and insights that I can take with me as I find a career. From the time I started and to end when I graduated, I believe that it was the two best years of my college career. The campus, faculty, and fellow students made a great impact on myself and my future."
CSUDH
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"CSUDH is a good school. The campus is large enough that you dont have to see the same people all the time, but small enough that you cant really get lost. The criminal justice program has classes at night typically because the professors are sheriffs and judges during the day. Therefore you get a real good insight to certain topics brought up in those classes and it makes for very interesting discussions throughout the class."
Kelana Johnson
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"CSUDH was a phenomenal school with an excellent English Department. The smaller size of the school, in addition to having the funding backed by California State Universities makes it a wonderful opportunity to receive personalized attention. The English department in particular, and by my own favoritism, is such an amazing program. The professors all challenge their students to grow and to create their own ideal by engaging students through guided discussions. They not only teach, but encourage their students to formulate opinions of their own on each topic as well as encouraging their students to continue their understanding of the topics outside of the class. The professors are always willing and excited to assist and talk with students outside of class on any topic, whether discussed in class or not. They are all so greatly informed, it is such a gift to have them as resources during you career as a student there and as you continue post graduate. I would highly recommend the school and the program to anyone interested in receiving a personalized education at a low cost but with very high standards of achievement."
Kadesha Marti
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"CSUDH is an amazing school that provides opportunities that other colleges may not have. CSUDH is a great campus for students that may become overwhelmed with larger schools. The classrooms are small which allows students to receive the best education for what they paid for. The advisors in the program as well as professors provide the students with resources to help them find a career or graduate school after graduation."
rox cordova
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"California State University of Dominguez Hills offers a great Masters of Social work program. The unique component of the MSW program at CSUDH is the school incorporates Critical Race theory in its curriculum to assist the students in creating a lens to serving their population. CSUDH has well qualified, educated, compassionate professors that empowers their students to overcome the challenges of the graduate program. CSUDH offers self-care events to promote the success of their students. The MSW program is a challenging program over all, competing with other schools for internships opportunities becomes over whelming, but with the professors and faculty assisting along the way. The MSW program becomes manageable and within reach."
Shantell
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"CSUDH was one of the most diverse campuses I've ever visited. The professors that I met along the way were very professional, and knowledgeable. Also, a lot of them were alumni of the university. When I need help from financial aid they helped me and also went above and beyond the call of duty."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It's a nice campus with good faculty members and many bachelor and master programs to choose from."
26.2mileRunner
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"It is a great school since it has small size classes and I've seen some very dedicated professors teach their classes"
Simone Khoubian
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I am currently in the Master's program for Marriage and Family Therapy at CSUDH. From the moment I contacted the administration, I felt welcomed into a fitting program. The professors are all clinical MFTs so they provide great insight about classroom topics as well as any questions we come up with. The program feels like a collective team working to produce great professionals. I feel supported and that I have the resources to develop greatly into my future profession at this school."
Daniel Endow
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The Master's Degree Program in Occupational Therapy is one of the best OT programs you can find in the country! It is one of the cheapest OT programs in the country and the professors offer real hands on experience that help prepare you for your career. There are many OT programs in the area but fieldwork educators always enjoy having Dominguez Hills students since they come in with more hands on experience and know how to deal with patients rather than just having a focus on book smarts. This program offers the most hands on fieldwork experience than any other OT program in the area!"
Marland Browning
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"This college is perfect for those who are looking for a home environment. The staff here at Dominguez Hills is very attentive and helpful. There is no need to make an appointment to meet with faculty, their doors are always open and they are more than willing to help you. Student life is not that great due to the fact that it is more of a commuter school, but you will find long lasting friendships."
Carol
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"California State University, Dominguez Hills is like a home away from home for me. Although it is considered to be a commuter school, it feels like home. It may be small, be that is enough for me. Not only am I able to get to my classes on time, due to its size, but I also get to bump into familiar faces. There is also plenty of places to hang out or study. It is pretty tranquil, and I feel safe there. CSUDH may not be of prestige, but it will provide you with a safe space that lets you dream big and grow."
Heather DeSilva
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Anthropology
"CSUDH anthropology program was amazing. They prepare you to work with the community and advocate diversity. The education I received is helping with your path towards my MA in Psychology for family therapy. The faculty truly makes you believe in yourself."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"College was a great experience. I learned a lot about myself, the world around me and the field I was entering. I would recommend college to everyone to gain a deeper since of self and knowledge about people and tolerance"
Alexis Schoonard-Saborio
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"Class sizes were great an cost was manageable. I had the best experience with faculty. I was able to be involved in many internships and leadership roles. I found out who I was in and outside of the classroom. DH is why I am in graduate school now."
Anthony
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"Honestly, GCU is way better than the school where I earned my B.A. I went to California state University school and honestly, GCU is far more helpful in obtaining my degree. I always get my questions answered quickly. The workload is very demanding, but all assignments are usually clearly explained. Usually depends on the instructor, but most of them are on top of their class. I heard some people had problems with financial aid, I can say I had absolutely no problems with financial aid. It was a smooth and fast process. Unlike the public cal state school I attened, which took up to 3 months to award me financial aid."
Business admin grad 2011
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The Business program at CSUDH was small and class size was small. I liked it a lot because I got a lot of one on one time with professors and got to know my classmates. Most people I started the program with graduated at the same time I did and it was nice to work closely with them in the program."