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Undergrad Profile

Imagine receiving a world-class education in the world’s most exciting city, New York, while experiencing the comforts of a serene, beautiful campus. 

Prestige and affordability
Not only was CSI named a 2015 U.S.News & World Report Best College,” Washington Monthly named CSI one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges,” Forbes ranked CSI on “America’s Top Colleges” list, and Money magazine ranked CSI as one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money.” CSI offers experiential learning opportunities, honors programs, independent and faculty research opportunities, study abroad, scholarships, financial aid, and luxury apartment-style housing.

Largest New York City campus
CSI is situated on a sprawling 204-acre campus located in the heart of Staten Island. As the largest continuous college campus (public or private) within New York City, its scenic landscape creates a rural oasis in an urban setting, with picturesque trees, lawns, and gardens.

Exemplary facilities and academics
State-of-the-art facilities are the hallmark of CSI’s campus. Highlights include a 16-foot domed astrophysical observatory, CSI’s very own supercomputer, the 77,000-sq. ft. Sports and Recreation Center, the student-operated radio station WSIA-FM, the Advanced Imaging Facility, an experimental black box theater, and the ultramodern Center for the Arts.

CSI also offers exemplary academics. School of Business faculty hold advanced degrees, publish in leading journals, and have extensive real-world experience. The School of Education offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early childhood, childhood, and adolescent education and graduates students with a 98% pass rate on the Teacher Certification Examination. CSI’s third school, the School of Health Sciences, offers two of CSI’s most academically competitive programs: nursing and physical therapy.

World-class faculty
Our faculty are highly regarded experts in their chosen fields, and over 90% of our full-time faculty members hold Ph.D.s or the highest attainable degree in their field. The media have sought our professors for appearances on television, radio, and in print to share their expertise with the public. CSI became a post-recovery Superstorm Sandy think tank, with a team of noted geologists, including our President, Dr. William J. Fritz, who were featured on WABC-TV and in The New York Times. Media culture professor Dr. Ying Zhu, published expert on Chinese media, appeared on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, where she discussed the role of China’s CCTV in shaping China’s culture and future.

Luxury student housing
CSI’s luxury student housing allows students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our beautiful campus. Our student apartments are fully furnished, include private bedrooms and bathrooms, and have Internet and cable access. Amenities include a fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, and laundry room.

Honors programs
The College of Staten Island offers the Macaulay Honors College: University Scholars Program, which provides high-achieving students with a special honors curriculum of innovative and challenging courses during the first and second years of study. The Verrazano School, our local honors program unique to CSI, is designed to offer students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy, also unique to CSI, is designed for select students passionate about mathematics and science who want to teach those subjects to middle and high school students. All offer merit-based scholarships.



admission profiles
Freshmen 2015: Baccalaureate Program
Avg. GPA: 87.7
Avg. SAT score: 1105 (Critical Reading and Math)
Avg. ACT score: 24 (Composite);
48 (English and Math)

The Verrazano School 2015
Avg. GPA: 90.5
Avg. SAT score: 1119 (Critical Reading
and Math)
Avg. ACT score: 24 (Composite);
49 (English and Math)

Macaulay Honors College 2015
Avg. GPA: 93.7
Avg. SAT score: 1314 (Critical Reading and Math)
Avg. ACT score: 29 (Composite);
57 (English and Math)

Teacher Education Honors
Academy 2015
Avg. GPA: 90.9
Avg. SAT score: 1128 (Critical Reading and Math)
Avg. ACT score: 25 (Composite);
49 (English and Math) 

Fast Facts

Undergraduate Tuition*
Full-Time Matriculated: $6,330/year,
Part-Time Matriculated: $275/credit
Non-degree: $400/credit

Full-Time Matriculated: $560/credit,
$8,400/15 credits
Part-Time Matriculated: $560/credit
Non-Degree: $840/credit

* Tuition subject to change without prior notice

Application Deadlines
Spring Semester: September 15
File FAFSA (Spring): November 30
Macaulay Honors: December 1
Fall Semester: February 1
Verrazano School: February 1
Teacher Education Honors Academy: February 1
CSI Scholarship: February 27
File FAFSA (Fall): March 31 

Academic programs 

Associate Degree Programs
• Business (A.A.S.): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing Specializations
• Computer Technology (A.A.S.): Programming and Information Science Sequences
• Electrical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)
• Engineering Science (A.S.)
• Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.A./A.S.)
• Nursing (A.A.S.)

Bachelor’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (B.S.)
• African and African Diaspora Studies (B.A.)
• American Studies (B.A.)
• Art (B.A./B.F.A.): Studio Art Concentration
• Art/Photography (B.A./B.F.A.)
• Biochemistry (B.S.)
• Biology* (B.S.): Bioinformatics; Ecology,
Evolution, and Behavioral Biology; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Neuroscience; and Health Science
Business (B.S.): Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing Concentrations
• Chemistry* (B.S.)
• Cinema Studies (B.A.): Critical Studies and Production Concentrations
• Communications (B.S.): Journalism, Media Studies, Design and Digital Media, and Corporate Communications Concentrations
• Computer Science (B.S.)
• Computer Science/Mathematics (B.S.)
• Drama (B.S.)
• Economics (B.A./B.S.): Business and Finance Specializations
• Education: Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Programs
• Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
• Engineering Science (B.S.): Computer,
Electrical, and Mechanical Specializations
• English* (B.A.): Writing, Linguistics, Literature, and Dramatic Literature Concentrations
• Geography (B.A.)
• History* (B.A.)
• Information Systems and Informatics (B.S.)
• International Studies (B.A.)
• Italian Studies* (B.A.)
• Mathematics* (B.S.): Pure and Applied
• Medical Technology (B.S.)
• Music (B.A./B.S.): Classical Performance,
Literature and Theory, Music Technology, Jazz Studies, and Performance Concentrations
• Nursing (B.S.)
• Philosophy (B.A.)
• Philosophy and Political Science (B.A.): Dual Major
• Physics* (B.S.)
• Political Science (B.A.)
• Pre-professional Preparation: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Podiatry
• Psychology (B.A./B.S.)
• Science, Letters, and Society (B.A.): Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2) and Childhood Sequence (1–6)
• Social Work (B.S.)
• Sociology-Anthropology (B.A.)
• Spanish* (B.A.)
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.)

* Adolescent Education track available
(Grades 7–12)

Certificate Programs
• Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies
• Modern China Studies

Master’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (M.S.)
• Biology (M.S.)
• Business Management (M.S.)
• Cinema and Media Studies (M.A.)
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)
• Computer Science (M.S.)
• Education (M.S.Ed.): Adolescence (Biology, English, Mathematics, and Social Studies), Childhood, Special Education, Special Education Adolescence Generalist, and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
• English (M.A.)
• Environmental Science (M.S.)
• History (M.A.)
• Liberal Studies (M.A.)
• Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (M.S.)
• Nursing (M.S.): Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing
• Social Work (M.S.W.)

Post-master’s and Advanced Certificates
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (Advanced Certificate)
• Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data
(Advanced Certificate)
• Cultural Competence (Advanced Certificate)
• Leadership in Education (Post-master’s): School District Leader; School Building Leader and School District Leader (Dual Certificate)
• Nursing (Post-master’s): Adult-Gerontological Health
• Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Advanced Certificate)

Doctoral Programs
• Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (D.N.P.)
• Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
• Doctoral Programs offered jointly with the CUNY Graduate School: Biochemistry, Biology (Neuroscience), Computer Science, Physics, and Polymer Chemistry