About California Institute of Integral Studies

Founded in , California Institute of Integral Studies. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 70 full time undergraduate students, and 1,389 full time graduate students.

The California Institute of Integral Studies Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 66 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California Institute of Integral Studies include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate%
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Application Fee65
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Admissions at CIIS are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California Institute of Integral Studies.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    3 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    3 Students rated campus food 4.7 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    3 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    3 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    3 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    3 Students rated local services 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    3 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

California Institute of Integral Studies REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of California Institute of Integral Studies?

3 Students rated California Institute of Integral Studies

Perla - 08/14/2018

Although California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS) is a small school in San Francisco, I have really enjoyed my time there. Although it is a small university, it is located in the downtown area where it is very busy at times and can be somewhat scary walking at night. I am currently in the Expressive Arts Therapy program with a cohort of 14 students. We have had a great relationship with our professors who really listen to our needs. They will adjust the class according to where we are at at times and take the time to make sure we understand what we are learning. Many of the professors will start a class with a checking in to see how we are doing that day and are really genuine and open to different opinions. My cohort has been very supportive of each other whether its helping out with assignments or being there as a friend. I am very thankful for my program however not all programs are the same there are many programs offered at the school.

Christina - 06/21/2018

I am a PhD Student earning my PhD in Human Sexuality. when completed I will be a certified sex educator, sex therapist, and community advocate. Overall I believe that this is an excellent school. A few drawbacks are the need to be on campus for Academic Intensives, 3 to 4 days, (stay in town during this time) every 6 to 8 weeks. The books are provided through an online bookstore which is convenient. For students who have invisible disabilities there may need to be some self-advocacy to assure needs are met. Other then that, I love this school and would recommend it. There are other great programs here as well, which are very creative artistic and healing

Marshell - 09/24/2016

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I feel so blessed to be giving the opportunity to study at this university because it encourages self-growth and finding one's place in society. California of Institute of Integral Studies is not like any ordinary school I feel like I have been exposed the the riches context. Programs at CIIS are transformation experiences and their alternative form of education fosters the opportunity to thrive in the program and in life.

California Institute of Integral Studies FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California Institute of Integral Studies?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California Institute of Integral Studies is %. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make the time to relax and don't be so hard on yourself. Working hard is great, but this is really about you being able to shine and grow the next couple of years. You're really smart, don't ever let anyone tell you differently. Learn to be humble, no one likes someone who is arrogant. When you do speak, speak with integrity, compassion, and humilty. Learn how to listen when other talk; often they are telling you more behind their words so learn how to pick up those messages; don't over analyze either. Be honest, when someone is mistreating you or someone else call them out on it and hold them accountable. People have their annoying habits and quirks learn to look past it and see them for who they are on the inside. Being gay is awesome and you'll find friends here and make a new family for yourself because you're an awesome person. People come in go in our lives; those who leave, be in gratitude of your time with them that's why we have memories and picutres, but the ones who do stay are the ones you want to keep around.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It's a school for those wanting to return to school to complete their Bachelors in a setting that is designed to give students the skills and training they need in an ever-changing world.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    CIIS takes great value in the individual and sees each person as an integral part of our society. It also takes into consideration one's philosophy, spirituality, and upbringing and what roles theses have in a person's personality.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This student is best for those who are wanting more out of their education that comes from an Eastern persepctive that allows students to be engaged learned instead of the old world style of absorbing text and information for exams.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The bachelor degree program that I am enrolled in is taught in a cohort. You will spend one weekend a month with this group. This program would not be good for someone who likes to keep to themselves or wants to just be given assignments with little interaction with the rest of the class.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

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