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Transfer Profile

Prestige and affordability

This year CSI was ranked 16th in the nation on the Social Mobility Index by CollegeNET and ranked 118th in Student Loan Report’s “Most Affordable Colleges.” CSI was ranked second on the Fulbright Scholars Top-Producing List for Master’s Institutions by the US Department of State and was designated a 2016–2017 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. In addition, CSI was ranked nationally as a top 10 Military Friendly School and placed third as a Military Spouse Friendly School (Victory Media). U.S. News & World Report ranked CSI nationwide as a Best Engineering School (ABET accredited/highest Engineering degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s).

Transfer with ease
CSI’s generous transfer policy allows students to transfer up to 90 credits (grade of C or better). Eligible transfer students may also apply for direct admission to CSI as late as one month before the start of classes each semester. Admitted students benefit from CSI’s experiential learning opportunities, honors and opportunity 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 single 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. CSI St. George, our newest satellite location conveniently situated near the Staten Island Ferry and the Island’s transportation hub, offers an assortment of undergraduate and graduate classes, as well as easy travel to and from the city.

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 School of Health Sciences offers two of CSI’s most academically competitive programs: Nursing and Physical Therapy.

World-class faculty
CSI’s faculty are highly regarded experts in their chosen fields, and over 90% of our full-time faculty members hold PhD degrees or the highest attainable degree in their field. Most recently, Tyehimba Jess, Associate Professor of English, was named the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry for Olio, a volume of original verse (Wave Books). Last year Dr. Daniel McCloskey, Associate Professor of Psychology, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by President Obama, currently the US government’s highest accolade for scientists in early stages of independent research.
Luxury student housing
CSI’s luxury student housing allows transfer students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our magnificent campus. Our student apartments are fully furnished, include full-bed private bedrooms and bathrooms, and have Internet and cable access. Housing amenities include a fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, and laundry room.

Honors and opportunity programs
The College of Staten Island offers several honors and opportunity programs. The Verrazano School honors program offers students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy at 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. Our CSTEP program offers economically disadvantaged students interested in the STEM fields access to paid internships and research opportunities as well as scholarships. Transfer students with 15 credits or less may also apply to our ASAP program, which provides tuition waivers and a free monthly MetroCard, as well as career development and academic support services.




2016 admission profiles
Average GPA: 2.45
Average attempted credits: 52.5

First-Year Baccalaureate
Average GPA: 88.0
Average SAT score: 1102

The Verrazano School
Average GPA: 91.0
Average SAT score: 1066

Teacher Education Honors Academy
Average GPA: 92.2
Average SAT score: 1145 (Critical Reading and Math)


Undergraduate Tuition*
• Full-Time Matriculated: $6,530/year,
• Part-Time Matriculated: $285/credit
• Non-degree: $415/credit

• Full-Time Matriculated: $580/credit,
$8,700/15 credits
• Part-Time Matriculated: $580/credit
• Non-degree: $865/credit

* Tuition subject to change without prior notice

• Spring Semester: September 15
• File FAFSA 2017-2018: October 2016 until November 30, 2018
• Fall Semester: February 1
• Verrazano School: February 1
• Teacher Education Honors Academy: February 1
• CSI Scholarship: February 27

Academic programs 

Associate Degree Programs

• Business (AAS): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing Specializations
• Computer Technology (AAS): Programming and Information Science 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; Neuroscience
• Business (BS): Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing Concentrations
• Chemistry* (BS)
• Cinema Studies (BA): Critical Studies, Production Concentrations
• Communications (BS): Corporate Communications, Design and Digital Media, Journalism, Media Studies Concentrations
• Computer Science (BS)
• Computer Science/Mathematics (BS)
• Drama (BS)
• Earth and Environmental Science (BS)
• Earth Science*(BS)
• Economics (BA/BS): Business, Finance Specializations
• Education: Adolescence, Childhood, Early Childhood Programs
• Electrical Engineering (BS)
• Engineering Science (BS): Computer,
Electrical, Mechanical Specializations
• English* (BA): Dramatic Literature, Linguistics, Literature, Writing Concentrations
• Geography (BA)
• History* (BA)
• Information Systems and Informatics (BS)
• International Studies (BA)
• Italian Studies* (BA)
• Mathematics*(BS): Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics
• Medical Technology (BS)
• Music (BA/BS): Classical Performance, Jazz Studies, Literature and Theory, Music Technology, Performance Concentrations
• Nursing (BS)
• Philosophy (BA)
• Philosophy and Political Science (BA): Dual Major
• Physics* (BS)
• Political Science (BA)
• Pre-professional Preparation: Chiropractic, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Podiatry
• Psychology (BA/BS)
• Science, Letters, and Society (BA): Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2), 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

Master’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (MS)
• Biology (MS): Biotechnology, Education
• Business Management (MS): Large-Scale Data Analysis, Strategic Management
• 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; Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
• English (MA): Education, Literature, Rhetoric Options
• Electrical Engineering (ME)
• 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, Polymer Chemistry