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Undergrad Profile

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.

Prestige and affordability
The Engineering Program, Department of Engineering Science and Physics, at the College of Staten Island (CSI) is tied for 111th in the latest U.S. News & World Report listing for 2017 Best Colleges in the category of Regional Northeast Universities.

CSI also ranks sixth in the nation on the Social Mobility Index by CollegeNET and in the top 15% nationwide by Payscale’s College Salary Report, which utilize low tuition fees, relatively high graduation rates in STEM programs, and average alumni salaries as comparison data.

In addition, CSI is ranked #18 as a Best-Bang-for-the-Buck College in the Northeast by Washington Monthly and ranks 27th among top salaries for grads by the US Department of Education. CSI offers experiential learning opportunities, honors programs, independent and faculty research opportunities, study abroad, scholarships, financial aid, and luxury apartment-style housing.

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 PhDs 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. Adding to the impressive pool of recent College of Staten Island (CSI) faculty accolades, Ashley Dawson, PhD, and Ava Chin, PhD, have received the highly competitive Distinguished Professor Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) awards from The City University of New York. The past academic year has been exceptionally rewarding for Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, who has earned four major grants for his work in treating mobility complications due to serious spinal cord injuries.

The grants, two awarded by the New York State Department of Health, one by PSC CUNY, and one by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), total nearly $850,000 toward Dr. Ahmed and his collaborators’ spinal cord injury research. Dr. Ahmed’s project aims to discover what types of treatment can lead to long-term relief in people who have suffered from spinal cord injuries or strokes.

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Dan McCloskey was one of 105 researchers in the country awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), granting him the US government’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Dr. McCloskey was honored for his transformative research with naked mole rats toward understanding the role of neuropeptides in complex behavioral systems in the field of social neuroscience. He is conducting research both on and off campus with seven graduate, six undergraduate, and two Staten Island Technical High School students.

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. Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs has given Macaulay Honors College the highest rating among public honors colleges and programs nationwide. Only 11 of the schools ranked received the highest rating, and only three in the Northeast. 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 2016: Baccalaureate Program
Avg. GPA: 88.0 or 3.32

Avg. SAT score (before Mar. 2016): 1102 (Critical Reading and Math)

New Concorded SAT score (as of Mar. 2016): 1170 (EWR + M)*

Avg. ACT score: 24 (English and Math)


The Verrazano School 2016
Avg. GPA: 91.6 or 3.58

Avg. SAT score (before Mar. 2016): 1066 (Critical Reading and Math)

New Concorded SAT score (as of Mar. 2016): 1140 (EWR + M)*

Avg. ACT score: 24 (English and Math)


Macaulay Honors College 2016
Avg. GPA: 93.6 or 3.75

Avg. SAT score (before Mar. 2016): 1313 (Critical Reading and Math)

New Concorded SAT score (as of Mar. 2016): 1370 (EWR + M)*

Avg. ACT score: 29 (English and Math)


Teacher Education Honors Academy 2016
Avg. GPA: 92.2 or 3.65

Avg. SAT score (before Mar. 2016): 1145 (Critical Reading and Math)

New Concorded SAT score (as of Mar. 2016): 1220 (EWR + M)*

Avg. ACT score: 25 (English and Math)


* Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math

Academic programs

Associate Degree Programs

• Business (AAS): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing Specializations

• Computer Technology (AAS): Information Science and Programming Sequences

• Engineering Science (AS) 

• Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA/AS)

• Nursing (AAS)


Bachelor’s Degree Programs 

• Accounting (BS)

• African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)

• American Studies (BA)

• Art (BA/BFA): Studio Art Concentration

• Art/Photography (BA/BFA)

• Biochemistry (BS)

• Biology* (BS): Bioinformatics; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology; Health Science; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; and Neuroscience

• Business (BS): Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing Concentrations

• Chemistry* (BS) 

• Cinema Studies (BA): Critical Studies and Production Concentrations

• Communications (BS): Corporate Communications, Design and Digital Media, Journalism, and Media Studies Concentrations

• Computer Science (BS)

• Computer Science/Mathematics (BS)

• Drama (BS)

• Earth and Environmental Science (BS)*

• Economics (BA/BS): Business and Finance Specializations

• Education: Adolescence, Childhood, and Early Childhood Programs

• Electrical Engineering (BS)

• Engineering Science (BS): Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Specializations

• English* (BA): Dramatic Literature, Linguistics, Literature, and Writing Concentrations 

• Geography (BA)

• History* (BA) 

• Information Systems and Informatics (BS)

• International Studies (BA)

• Italian Studies* (BA)

• Mathematics* (BS): Pure and Applied Mathematics

• Medical Technology (BS)

• Music (BA/BS): Classical Performance, Jazz Studies, Literature and Theory, Music Technology, and Performance Concentrations

• Nursing (BS)

• Philosophy (BA)

• Philosophy and Political Science (BA): Dual Major

• Physics* (BS)

• Political Science (BA)

• Pre-professional Preparation: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Podiatry 

• Psychology (BA/BS)

• Science, Letters, and Society (BA): Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2) and Childhood Sequence (1–6)

• Social Work (BS)

• Sociology-Anthropology (BA)

• Spanish* (BA)

• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)


* Adolescent Education track available (Grades 7–12)


Certificate Programs

• Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies

• Modern China Studies


Master’s Degree Programs 

• Accounting (MS)

• Biology (MS)

• Business Management (MS)

• Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

• Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

• Computer Science (MS)

• Education (MSEd): Adolescence (Biology, English, Mathematics, and Social Studies), Childhood, Special Education, Special Education Adolescence Generalist, and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

• English (MA)

• Environmental Science (MS)

• History (MA)

• Liberal Studies (MA)

• Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

• Nursing (MS): Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing

• Social Work (MSW)


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 Building Leader and School District Leader (Dual Certificate); School District Leader

• Nursing (Post-master’s): Adult-Gerontological Health

• Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Advanced Certificate) 


Doctoral Programs
• Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)

• Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

• Doctoral Programs offered jointly with the CUNY Graduate School: Biochemistry, Biology (Neuroscience), Computer Science, Physics, and Polymer Chemistry