CUNY--College of Staten Island

2014 Quick Stats
2800 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone: (718) 982-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#135 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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CUNY--College of Staten Island is a public institution that was founded in 1976. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,364, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 204 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CUNY--College of Staten Island's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 135. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,158 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,728 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) and boasts a modern, 204-acre campus that offers the serene and beautiful surroundings traditionally associated with academic life, and facilities that are among the most advanced of any college. A sophisticated network links more than 2,500 computers on campus, enabling students and faculty to transmit voice, data, and multimedia communications. All facilities are accessible to students with disabilities. CSI participates in the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program for incoming freshmen pursuing four-year degrees full-time. The Verrazano School at CSI is a selective four-year local honors program that provides motivated and talented students with the highest-quality undergraduate education possible.

The Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) educates a new generation of exceptional teachers who will inspire in middle and high school students enthusiasm for science and mathematics. Students studying languages have the support of an interactive multimedia language laboratory. The Laboratory Sciences Building houses an aviary and greenhouse, as well as laboratories for teaching and research in biology, chemistry, and neuroscience. The Department of Performing and Creative Arts is home to an experimental Black Box Theatre for drama students; film production and video editing studios and a screening room for cinema students, and a graphic design and desktop publishing laboratory for communications students. The Center for the Arts is one of the premiere cultural venues on the Island, and features a children's theater series, experimental productions, and world-class performances from world-class stars.

The Sports and Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility, and is the home of CSI's championship sports teams. The Center and its facilities, which include indoor tennis courts, is also open to the community for a nominal membership fee.

The Astrophysical Observatory, which houses the city's largest and most sophisticated public telescope, is the setting for many public viewing sessions, allowing stargazers to gaze at a myriad of celestial phenomena.

Additionally, the Center for Student Accessibility provides accommodations and services to CSI students with documented disabilities; the Children's Center, licensed by the NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care and sponsored by the College of Staten Island Association, provides affordable quality child care and education programs for children of CSI students; Health and Wellness Services offers clinical and preventive health services to all registered students, the Student Veterans Center addresses the needs of students who have served in the Armed Forces; and the full-service Career and Scholarship Center supports and empowers students and alumni in their career decision making, and fosters relationships with employers and scholarship/fellowship organizations to facilitate the internship, professional employment, and application process.

CSI has 45 clubs and organizations from which students can choose, including Student Government, the Campus Activities Board, student publications, academic-related clubs, social clubs, service clubs, multifaith clubs, science and technology clubs, humanities and social sciences clubs, and cultural clubs. CSI also has its own radio station - WSIA 88.9 FM - run by a student board of directors elected by the station staff, with a full-time general manager and professional engineer.

The College will be opening the Dolphin Cover residence halls on campus August 2013.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1976
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $4,571,347


When applying to CUNY--College of Staten Island, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at CUNY--College of Staten Island is $65. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at CUNY--College of Staten Island is 19:1, and the school has 31.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at CUNY--College of Staten Island include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Social Sciences 18%
Psychology 13%
English Language and Literature/Letters 6%
Health Professions and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

CUNY--College of Staten Island has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,364, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. CUNY--College of Staten Island is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 14,321
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

CUNY--College of Staten Island offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. CUNY--College of Staten Island also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at CUNY--College of Staten Island.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At CUNY--College of Staten Island, 64.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,244.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,158 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,728 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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