College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, NY

The College of Staten Island, formed in 1976 through the merger of two predecessor institutions: Staten Island Community College (SICC) and Richmond College, is a public, liberal arts college. Its 204-acre campus is located in Staten Island, a borough of New York City.

School Profiles: Undergrad Transfer

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, NY

Prestige and affordability



Undergraduate Tuition*
• Full-time matriculated: $6,030/year, $3,465/semester
Part-time matriculated: $305/credit
Non-degree: $445/credit

Full-time matriculated: $620/credit, $9,300/15 credits
Part-time matriculated: $620/credit
Non-degree: $915/credit

* Tuition subject to change without prior notice

Spring semester: September 15
File FAFSA (spring): November 30
Fall semester: February 1
Verrazano School: February 1
Teacher Education Honors Academy: February 1
CSI Scholarship: Last business day of February
• File FAFSA (fall): March 31

2018 admission profiles
Average GPA: 2.48
Average attempted credits: 53.2

First-Year Baccalaureate
Average GPA: 87.2
Average SAT score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math): 1160
Average ACT score (composite): 24

The Verrazano School
Average GPA: 91.9
Average SAT score: 1200
Average ACT score (composite): 25

Teacher Education Honors Academy
Average GPA: 90.7
Average SAT score: 1190
Average ACT score (composite): 24

Academic programs

Associate Degrees
• Business (AAS): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing
• Computer Technology (AAS): Information Science, Programming
• Engineering Science (AS): Electrical, Mechanical
• Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA/AS)
• Nursing (AAS)

Bachelor’s Degrees
• Accounting (BS)
• African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
• American Studies (BA)
• Art (BA/BFA): Studio Art
• 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
• Chemistry* (BS)
• Cinema Studies (BA): Critical Studies, Production
• Communications (BS): Corporate Communications, Design and Digital Media, Journalism, Media Studies
• Computer Science (BS)
• Computer Science/Mathematics (BS)
• Drama (BS)
• Earth and Environmental Science (BS)
• Earth Science* (BS)
• Economics (BA/BS): Business, Finance
• Education: Adolescence, Childhood, Early Childhood
• Electrical Engineering (BS)
• Engineering Science (BS): Computer, Electrical, Mechanical
• English* (BA): Dramatic Literature, Linguistics, Literature, Writing
• 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
• 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): Childhood Sequence (1–6), Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2)
• Social Work (BS)
• Sociology-Anthropology (BA): Critical Criminology and Social Justice, General Concentration
• Spanish* (BA)
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)

* Adolescent Education Track available (Grades 7–12)

Master’s Degrees
• Accounting (MS)
• Biology (MS)
• Biology: Biotechnology (MS)
• Business Management (MS): Large-Scale Data Analysis, Strategic Management
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
• Computer Science (MS)
• Education (MSEd): Adolescence (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies), Childhood; Special Education; Special Education Adolescence Generalist; Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
• Electrical Engineering (ME)
• English (MA): Education, Literature, Rhetoric
• Environmental Science (MS)
• Healthcare Management (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)
• Bilingual Education (Advanced Certificate)
• Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data (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
• Public History (Advanced Certificate)
• Special Education (Advanced Certificate)
• 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: Biology (Neuroscience), Chemistry, Computer Science, Nursing, Physics


This year, CSI was ranked in Money magazine’s “2019 Best Colleges in America Ranked by Value” list, and U.S. News & World Report named CSI’s master’s programs in Nursing and Social Work to its “2020 Best Graduate Schools Rankings.” CSI ranked second on the “Fulbright Scholars Top-Producing List for Master’s Institutions” by the US Department of State and was named a “2016–2017 STEM JobsSM Approved College” by Victory Media. In addition, CSI was named to Victory Media’s “2019–2020 Military Spouse Friendly Schools List” and honored in Military Advanced Education and Transition’s “2018 Guide to College & Universities.”

Transfer with ease
CSI’s generous transfer policy allowsstudents to transfer up to 90 credits(grade of C or better). Eligible transferstudents may also apply for direct admission to CSI as late as one monthbefore the start of classes each semester. Admitted students benefit fromCSI’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 StatenIsland. As the largest continuous college campus (public or private) in New York City, its scenic landscape creates a rural oasis in an urban setting, withpicturesque trees, lawns, and gardens. In addition, CSI St. George, the extension of the CSI campus, extends the reach of CSI’s students and increases the ease of access to all the city has to offer with its location at Staten Island’s transportation hub.

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, theAdvanced 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-worldexperience. The School of Educationoffers bachelor’s and master’s degreesin Early Childhood, Childhood, andAdolescent Education and graduates students with a 98% pass rate on theTeacher Certification Examination.CSI’s third school, the School of HealthSciences, 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 PhDs or the highest attainable degree in their field.

In 2017, Professor Fred Naider was
awarded the Jakob and Erna MichaelVisiting Professorship at the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in order to continue his research related to the HIV-1 virus.

Dr. Daniel McCloskey’s groundbreaking work on naked mole-rats
was recently featured on the Smithsonian Channel. Most recently, Professor Matt Brim was named a distinguished CUNY fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative for his work in queer studies. The media have also sought our professors for appearances on television and in print to share their expertise with the public. 

Luxury student housing
CSI’s luxury student housing allows transfer students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our beautiful campus. Our student apartmentsare fully furnished and include full-size beds, private bedrooms and bathrooms, and 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 who are passionate about mathematics and science and want to teach those subjects to middle and high school students. All offer merit-based scholarships. Our CSTEP program offers access to paid internships and research opportunities as well as scholarships to economically disadvantaged students interested in the STEM fields. Transfer students with 15 credits or fewer 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.