About California State University-Channel Islands

Founded in 2002, California State University-Channel Islands. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,355 full time undergraduate students, and 256 full time graduate students.

The California State University-Channel Islands Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 200 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-Channel Islands include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSUCI are considered Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-Channel Islands.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
90%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
34%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
63%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
20%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
69%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
90%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
34%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
63%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
20%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
69%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
90%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
10%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
34%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
14%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
63%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
20%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
69%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
26%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

California State University-Channel Islands REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    71 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    57 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    85 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    86 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    86 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    86 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    86 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    86 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-Channel Islands?

39 Students rated California State University-Channel Islands

christell - 04/11/2022

Overall it is a nice school, This is my first semester as a transfer student and unfortunately due to the pandemic all of my classes are on online. However the campus looks clean and well kept, also the food is decent. My teachers seem nice and have reasonable office hours.

Alyssa - 11/10/2020

It's a beautiful campus with a lot of great history that you can learn about depending on the classes you take and the professors who are often knowledgeable about the campus history, the professors for the most part are decent and helpful some more than others. I always review my professor on Ratemyprofessor before taking a course just to ensure I have the best college experience in a course as I know the way I am being taught the material heavily effects my understanding and my grade in that course. While there does seem to be a lot of variety to majors and different classes you can take, some of the class times often run at the same time limiting just what sort of classes you can take vs classes you might want to take, I would also consider seriously looking into the type of major you want to go into and see if the college you're applying for is offering it, do a little research before entering a college and it will go a long way. Once you make connections and are able to find resources to help you it makes the experience better, especially if you speak with Major advisors to go over your class schedule and your vision for your future on your academic journey. These are all things I wish I had considered or have considered before I went into Channel Islands, overall my experience so far has been positive. Though with the Covid outbreak it has made things more complicated, because of that I would seriously consider researching your professors before taking any sort of classes as a way to gauge whether they are handling the switch to online classes accordingly. Overall I am happy to be gaining my Bachelor's degree at CSUCI though I do wish I had looked into their programs a little more closely, on the plus side it does allow me to earn a minor degree as well as a major and will hopefully help me progress toward my overall goal of becoming a conservation zoologist.

Karina

CSU Channel Islands is a great college to attend. Because it is the newest of all 23 campuses it is one of the smallest. With less than 7,000 students, 70 clubs and organizations, and the overall campus community, this school really feels like a private school, but at the cost of a public university (thank goodness!). Teachers and administrators seem to really care about students and want to make their experience the best one available. I am very happy with my choice to attend here and wouldn't change it if I could. There are many opportunities to become involved if you would like too!

Jasmine

At first I was very anti-channel islands I thought I wanted to go to a school that was farther away for the Ventura County area. To see other places but as I was researching other schools like UCSB and CSUN the sooner I started to realize that those schools were highly populated and their majors were very impacted. I did not to go to a school were I felt comfortable to be myself

California State University-Channel Islands FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-Channel Islands?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-Channel Islands is 73%. 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?

    If I could go back in time and give my high school self advise about college, I think I would have a whole book on advice. I am a first generation college student. Since my parents didn’t attend college I had to figure this whole thing out on my own. As much as they wanted to, my parents were unable to guide me through the path of college. Trying to decide what to major in and which school to attend is very difficult, especially doing it solo. On top of that my parents didn't make enough money for me to attend college in the first place. I had to also figure out how I was going to pay for my education. The first advice I would give to myself would be that there is financial aid! Start community college right after high school because I would be able to afford it now. The next advice I would give would be to seek out help from counselors. That way I wouldn’t have to figure everything out alone. If I would have gone to counselors as soon as I started community college I probably would have graduated already!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lack of funding available for faculty especially in my major (nursing). There is an increased need for nursing faculty; however, due to funding and the lack of financial gain in being a nursing faculty, there is not a good amount of nurses able to teach. I have found that our teachers are teaching numerous classes all at once and I think that hinders them from being able to teach effectively.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about CSUCI is the availability of the teachers. I have been able to have one on one conversations with almost all of my professors and have always been able to get help when I need it because they have assigned office hours and are willing to stay after class as well. Even if you are not able to meet with them during their office hours, most of them will set up another assigned time to meet with you if you ask them.

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

    People who want to go to a party school or a typical college that are in movies.

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

    A green-campus with lots of life, multiculturally oriented. Small classes, lots of one on one attenttion from the teachers. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Not very driven, immature, keep to themselves.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I think the most frustrating thing is meeting people. It would be great to have some school events that really push everyone to meet new people and get away from there home town. A lot of people are from the area and wont meet new people.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Probably the art and nursing programs and beautiful campus.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small Class Sizes

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    About my sorority

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who likes small classes and doesn't mind that the school is not that well known yet. Also someone who enjoys having a one on one connection with their professors.

    Read all  9 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell my friends that my school is like a family, everyone wants to help you and they are really friendly and personable! I also tell them that it is close to the beach! I love the small class sizes and campus is GORGEOUS

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Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

6,355

Total Undergrad Enrollment

256

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

100%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

20%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
49%
% White or Caucasian
29%

TUITION & AID

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.

82% of students attending California State University-Channel Islands receive some sort of financial aid. 53% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,707

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,898

Books and Supplies

$16,146

Room and Board

35,751

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,731
$30 - $48K
$12,234
$48 - $75K
$16,059
$75 - $110K
$20,262
$110K & UP
$22,932

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