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

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.

College of Staten Island CUNY Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(718) 982-2000
Website:www.csi.cuny.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cuny.edu/admissions/apply.html
Address:2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:13,520
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,125 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,890
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,500

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

College of Staten Island CUNY Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of Staten Island CUNY.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies24
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services122
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services131
Education298
Engineering12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2124
History11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences12
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts41
Grand total774623

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at College of Staten Island CUNY.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of Staten Island CUNY and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,890
Out-of-state$14,000
Books and supplies$1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,690
Out-of-state$19,280

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,05884%
Grant or scholarship aid1,96580%$7,500
Student loan aid47719%$5,441

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,29357%$7,013
Federal student loans2,29518%$5,705

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of Staten Island CUNY. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of Staten Island CUNY students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,7945,1186,676
Percent admitted100%99%99%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%24%20%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of Staten Island CUNY Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment13,520
Undergraduate enrollment12,533
Graduate enrollment987

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of Staten Island CUNY Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

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