CUNY – College of Staten Island

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College of Staten Island LogoGeneral
Information

As a part of the City University of New
York and a four-year senior college, the
College of Staten Island (CSI) provides
opportunities for students in Staten
Island by offering undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral degrees along with
certificates. Located in a beautiful,
central setting on a site that is the
largest belonging to a NYC college, the
CSI/CUNY campus was finished in 1994 with
careful attention to architecture and
landscaping.

Originally founded in 1976 as a merger
between the University’s first community
college and the upper-division Richmond
College, CSI became the unique place for a
four-year degree on Staten Island. As a
member of CUNY, which is the third largest
university in the nation founded in 1847,
CSI participates in a citywide effort to
provide educational opportunities to the
people of New York City and beyond.

Admissions
Information

With an extremely high percentage of
admission of applicants, CSI/CUNY provides
opportunities for a broad student-base in
the midst of an urban setting. A special
program, the College Life Unit Experience
(CLUE), enables new students to become
familiar with the commuter campus,
faculty, and current students. First-year
students, international students, transfer
students, and graduate students can find
detailed instructions online and receive
help from admissions counselors.

College
Majors

Majors include fields of study for
students pursuing a bachelor’s or an
associate degree or a certificate.
Associate degrees or Certificates are
available for the following majors:
Architectural Technology, Chinese Studies,
Business, Computer Programming,
Engineering, Nursing (RN) and Liberal Arts
& Sciences.

Students have the opportunity to earn
bachelor's degrees at CSI/CUNY in these
majors:
African-American Studies
American Studies
Women's Studies
Drama/Theater Arts
Film Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
Music
Biochemistry
Biology
Accounting
Business
Communications/Rhetoric
Computer Science
Information Sciences/Systems
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
English Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Engineering
English Language & Literature
Spanish
Clinical Laboratory Science
Nursing (RN)
History
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mathematics
Philosophy
Chemistry
Physics
Psychology
Social Work
Economics
International Relations
Political Science/Government

Undergraduate
Programs

With 35 different programs for
undergraduate liberal arts and sciences
degrees and six preliminary professional
degrees (Pre-Law, Pre-Dentistry,
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Chiropractic, Physical
Therapy, and Physician Assistant),
CSI/CUNY provides opportunities for
students to earn bachelor’s degrees in a
number of specialized majors. Additional
courses for minor areas of study and
development are also offered by
disciplines such as American Sign
Language, Anthropology, Astronomy, Civil
Engineering Technology, Health
Education, Honors College, Honors Courses,
Integrated Science, Language Courses,
Photography, Physical Education, Science
Course, SEEK, and Student Services
Courses.

Graduate
Programs

In 16 fields within professional and
liberal arts and sciences, CSI/CUNY
provides Master of Art and Master of Science degrees
for students completing their courses of
study for Accounting; Biology; Business
Management; Cinema and Media Studies;
Computer Science; Education; English;
Environmental Science; History; Liberal
Studies; Clinical Mental Health
Counseling; Neuroscience, Mental
Retardation, and Developmental
Disabilities; and Nursing.

Graduate students can also earn Advanced
Certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorders,
Cultural Competence, and Nursing
Education. Participation in the doctoral
programs of The City University Graduate
School also allows
CSI/CUNY students to complete requirements
in several fields on the CSI campus.

Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher
Education currently provides accreditation
for CSI. Specific programs within CSI/CUNY
have received and maintain accreditation
within specialized fields. These providers
of accreditation include: the American
Chemical Society (ACS), the Computing
Accreditation Commission of ABET, the
National Council for Accreditation of
Teachers’ Education (NCATE), Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET,
Technology Accreditation Commission of
ABET, Association of Graduate Liberal
Studies Program (AGLSP), National League
of Nursing Accreditation Commission
(NLNAC), and the Commission on
Accreditation in Physical Therapy
Education (CAPTE).

Departments,
Colleges, and Schools

CSI/CUNY consists of the College of
Business (a member of the AACSB), the
Division of Humanities and Social
Sciences, and the Division of Science and
Technology. The departments offering
services and degrees to CSI/CUNY students
include: Accounting and Finance;
Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science;
Economics; Education; Engineering Science
and Physics; English; History; Library;
Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Media
Culture; Nursing; Performing and
Creative Arts; Philosophy; Physical
Therapy; Political Science and Global
Affairs; Psychology; Sociology,
Anthropology and Social Work; and World
Languages and Literatures.

Library
System

The CSI Library provides specific media
and reference services along with ebook
collections and interlibrary loan options.
The Archives present the detailed history
of CSI, including information about
departments, students, faculty, and many
other aspects regarding the founding and
development of CSI. The Special
Collections focus on the history of Staten
Island, with a particular emphasis on
events since Staten Island became a part
of NYC in 1898.

Athletics

The CSI Dolphins are affiliated with the
NCAA Division III and participate in the
CUNY and Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC). Sports include men’s
baseball, basketball, cross-country,
soccer, swimming, and tennis and women’s
basketball, cross-country, soccer,
softball, swimming, tennis, and
volleyball. Students can also participate
in cheerleading for both men and women.

Student
Housing

As a commuter college, CSI has not
traditionally provided student housing.
However, in an attempt to provide more
convenient access to students, the City
University of New York (CUNY) has recently
built on-campus student apartments that
are open for any CUNY students. With
several amenities, including lounges and
fitness centers, and a variety of layouts,
the apartments are located close to the
academic buildings of CSI. Resident
students also have the benefit of free
shuttle services to nearby ferry terminals
and the Staten Island ferry for Manhattan.

General Information

Admission
Office

2800 Victory Boulevard 2A-104
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2010
Fax: (718) 982-2500
[email protected]
Contact: Emmanuel Esperance
Director of Recruitment &
Admissions
Main
Address

2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2000
www.csi.cuny.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 12,183
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,514
Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,901

Graduate enrollment: 909

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,328 $4,378 $4,978 $4,978 0.00%
Books and
Supplies
$938 $1,016 $1,070 $1,146 +7.10%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state Off
Campus
$0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with
Family
$5,266 $5,394 $6,048 $6,124 +1.26%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$7,360
In-state Student Fees $378
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$13,800
Out-of-state Fees $378

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
1,681 74%
Grant or
scholarship aid
1,596 70% $7,329,563 $4,592
Federal grants 968 42% $3,803,645 $3,929
Pell grants 968 42% $3,616,778 $3,736
Other federal
grants
345 15% $186,867 $542
State/local
government grant or scholarships
1,492 65% $3,398,652 $2,278
Institutional
grants or scholarships
27 1% $127,266 $4,714
Student loan aid 294 13% $1,162,344 $3,954
Federal student
loans
294 13% $1,162,344 $3,954
Other student
loans
0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1355 238 558 15
Architecture and Related
Services
1
Architectural
Technology/Technician
1
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
7
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States
Studies/Civilization
2
Women’s Studies 4
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 40 5
Biochemistry 6
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
34 3
Neuroscience 2
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
259 10 101
Accounting 96
Business Administration and
Management
10
Business/Commerce 163 101
Communication and Journalism
Programs
58
Speech Communication and
Rhetoric
58
Computing and Information
Sciences
32 18 2
Computer and Information
Sciences and Support Services,
Other
1
Computer Programming/Programmer 2
Computer Science 21 18
Information Science/Studies 10
Education 47 165 13
Biology Teacher Education 3 5
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Education/Teaching Of
Individuals in Elementary Special
Education Programs
36
Education/Teaching Of
Individuals in Junior High/Middle
School Special Education Programs
9
Educational Leadership and
Administration
13
Elementary Education and
Teaching
78
English/Language Arts Teacher
Education
11 17
History Teacher Education 15
Mathematics Teacher Education 12 10
Social Studies Teacher
Education
10
Spanish Language Teacher
Education
5
Engineering 25 3
Engineering 25 3
Engineering Technology 8
Electrical, Electronic and
Communications Engineering
Technology/Technician
8
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
94 8
English Language and Literature 94 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
6
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
48 9 101 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 8
Clinical Laboratory
Science/Medical
Technology/Technologist
11
Physical Therapy/therapist 1
Public Health/Community
Nurse/Nursing
2
Registered Nursing/Registered
Nurse
37 101
History 55 6
History 55 6
Human Services 9
Social Work 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
227 6 342
Liberal Arts and
Sciences/Liberal Studies
227 6 342
Mathematics and Statistics 28
Mathematics 28
Natural Resources and
Conservation
6
Environmental Science 6
Physical Sciences 12
Chemistry 12
Psychology 148
Psychology 148
Social Sciences 219
Economics 99
International Relations and
Affairs
7
Political Science and
Government
22
Sociology and Anthropology 91
Visual and Performing Arts 41 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theater
Arts
3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 11 5
Fine/Studio Arts 18
Music 9
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $65
Online application fee: $65
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 82%

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture
& Related Programs

Architectural

Technology A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

African-American

Studies B
American
Studies B
Chinese
Studies C
Women’s
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Film
Studies B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General A,B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Programming – General A
Computer
Science B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Education
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
English
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B

Engineering
Engineering

– General A,B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Nursing
(RN) A,B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Social Sciences
Economics

B
International

Relations B
Political

Science/Government B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.


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