About College of Staten Island CUNY

Founded in 1976, College of Staten Island CUNY. is a college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,533 full time undergraduate students, and 987 full time graduate students.

The College of Staten Island CUNY Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 383 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of Staten Island CUNY include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate99%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSI are considered Less Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 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 Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at College of Staten Island CUNY.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
43%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
15%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
22%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
43%
“Sometimes, but not often”
46%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
7%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
15%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
22%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
21%
“We only party on weekends”
14%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    33 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    46 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    47 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    47 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    46 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    45 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    47 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

College of Staten Island CUNY REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of College of Staten Island CUNY?

30 Students rated College of Staten Island CUNY

KEN - 05/27/2021

Initially, my university has a wide range of departments. In particular, the Department of Computer Programming, where I am studying, is very specialized. Therefore, the employment rate is not bad. Also, students can ask questions to professors and faculty members when they have questions. If you want to contact your professors, you can check their office hours by asking faculty and staff. The students get along well with each other, so you can have a fun campus life.

Mirian - 08/27/2020

I think that it's a good college and affordable. Teachers encourage you to reach out for help, and they are quite friendly. I liked my experience in the counseling center, where they were incredibly supportive to me and understanding of situations I went through.

Emily - 05/07/2020

I believe the school could be a lot better if they reconstruct their Financial Aid and Bursar office. No one is ever nice or welcoming and it makes the process a lot more difficult than it needs to be. The cafeteria food can also be a lot better, its normally stale or not as fresh and the pricing for it was never great.

Siham - 03/12/2020

I believe this school is quite good for the tuition price. You get what you pay for. As it is a part of CUNY it gives the students to participate in multiple CUNY activities. The classes and professors are for the most part very competent and very interesting. There is perhaps a miscommunication between the departments that results in miscommunication in the information you need about courses and requirements. I like my school and I am thankful for the connections I have been able to create through it.

College of Staten Island CUNY FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at College of Staten Island CUNY?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for College of Staten Island CUNY is 99%. 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 give my high school self advice about college, it would be to understand concepts rather than memorizing facts and to learn proper time management techniques. Understanding cocepts in college is very important because it is very difficult to learn all the material that is required; however, understanding concepts allows the person to condense all the information in a way that they could logically arrive at the correct solution. Because there is so much material to lean in college, proper time managment is important. This allows the individual to be able to go through all the material and understand it. Additionally, this allows the person not to be overwhelmed by all the material and therefore the individual would be able to better understand it. These two "words of wisdom" would allow the person to succeed in college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates are argumentative and intelligent.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Its location to my house and its price

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

    The worst thing about my school is the amount of professors who cannot teach well. I assume that maybe the College of Staten Island is required to offer courses and cannot find the capabable faculty to do this. Personally my grades aren't suffering, but still we the students are suffering. I feel that coming to college should be somewhere you learn and where your passion for the subject or field of interest grows not wanes. Nonetheless, the professors that are good here in this college are GREAT professors, but unfortunately there aren't enough of them.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that should attend this school is a hard worker that is goal oriented. The subjects here are very difficult and they require the individual to do a lot of the studying themselves to understand the material; therefore, the individual has to be able to understand the material and also be able to think critically and understand concepts.

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

    Slackers. CSI accepts a lot of students, but they have strict probation and dismissal standards.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When i tell people about my school I tell how friendly the saff are and the wondeful nursing program they have.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for causing traffic on Victory Blvd.

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    I enjoy the classes at CSI, sometimes, the classes are small enough that all of the professors try very hard to learn the names of all their students, not all teachers accomplish this, but at least you always know that they are trying. I think that like all other colleges some students study more than others. what i really like about CSI is the fact that they have the honors classes for students that qualify to take them. this allows students to find another way to try and stand out against all of the other students at our school.

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  11. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Overall I like CSI. There are things that need to be changed definitely, my biggest pet peeve with CSI is that 1. the lighting system at night is terrible. its just not bright enough on our campus. Also the fact that many departments are now not allowing students to opt into a class after the class is full, even if the professor is okay with it.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    What I've noticed about the College of Staten Island is the simple fact that there is no one overwhelming stereotype on our campus. We have our jocks, our nerds, and our rockers, our frat/sorority members and our geeks. However, what's great about CSI is the fact that these groups aren't separated like most colleges. More than once I'll see rockers, geeks and fashionistas huddled around a table discussing a project, or the jocks and nerds discussing a piece of gossip that was heard floating around campus. College of Staten Island is an awesome melting pot of personalities, ideals and backgrounds, and I'm really glad I decided to attend here.

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

    There are a lot of sudents' at CSI, however since it was a commuting school and no dorms (at the time of my enrollment) there was a lack of bonding amongst the studets. I actually traveled 4 hours and stayed with family to attend school at CSI. I was the only student at the entire school I had encountered who was not a permanent local resident. This was difficult for me because I was looking to make friends in college but most students' kept to themselves.

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

    The most frustrating thing about the College of Staten Island is getting into the classes that you need. Because of the amount of students it is difficult to get into classes that are needed for your major. This is on of my major problems now because I did not know what career path I wanted to go down when I was entering college. Now I have made my decision and most of the classes that i need are not available at my college.

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

    CSI was an exremely competitive school, in fact, some of the courses were more difficult than that of my Master's program and the challenge I received there prepared me much more than the majority of my classmates in graduate school.

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

    College of Staten Island is a local community college, therefore you will always pass by someone you know. It has a broad campus and safe, family like environment. CSI has excellent on campus transportation especially for disabld students, including myself. Although I have a mild visual impairment, I am registered with the Office of Accessiblity. This has helped me in my acadmeics and I have been receiving alot of support throughout each sem ester.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    no dorms. not involved in groups although i hear theres a lgbt, and like a planting club where they grow stuff. not too sure about what else is offered. dont kno about athletic events or guest speakers. if im not in class im working . alot of people go to the mall and shop or sit in starbucks, staten island is boring and expensive.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    honestly i decided to go to college of staten island because i dropped out of high school , got a ged , and knew college of staten island would not turn me down. and its the only cuny school on the island... but then i heard they had a decent nursing program so it ended up working out.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

12,533

Total Undergrad Enrollment

987

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

47

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
25%
% White or Caucasian
44%

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.

84% of students attending College of Staten Island CUNY receive some sort of financial aid. 58% were awarded federal grants. While 18% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$14,000

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,364

Books and Supplies

$17,227

Room and Board

32,591

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,864
$30 - $48K
$9,383
$48 - $75K
$13,390
$75 - $110K
$16,651
$110K & UP
$17,411

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