Prestige and affordability
Transfer with ease
The College of Staten Island’s generous transfer policy allows students to transfer up to 90 credits (with a 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 experiential learning, honors and opportunity programs, independent and faculty research, 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) in New York City, its scenic landscape creates a rural oasis in an urban setting, with picturesque trees, lawns, and gardens. In addition, CSI St. George, the extension of the College’s campus, broadens the reach of 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, an on-campus 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.
The College also offers exemplary academics. The 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. The School of Health Sciences offers two of CSI’s most academically competitive programs: Nursing and Physical Therapy.
The College'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 Michael Visiting 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
Luxury student housing allows transfer students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our beautiful campus. Our student apartments are 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 also offers students several honors and opportunity programs. The Verrazano School Honors Program provides a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy is designed for select students who are passionate about mathematics and science and who want to teach those subjects to middle and high school students. And all these programs offer merit-based scholarships. Our CSTEP program even offers access to paid internships and research opportunities as well as scholarships for 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.