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CIIS is mostly virtual at this time. We are planning for greater access to our campus starting in August 2020. In order to keep our community safe, we are following the best scientific knowledge and advice of health experts as well as the regulations set by the city and the state. We will continue to monitor regulations, review our plans as the pandemic evolves and adjust as necessary. Learn More

CIIS is a private college located in San Francisco, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 55 undergraduate students. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. CIIS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

CIIS Admissions

Acceptance Rate
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action


Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses



Online Programs Offered
Offers Online Courses
Online Certificate Programs
Online Associates Programs
Online Bachelor's Programs
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
  • On Campus
  • Online


Full-Time Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Creative genius.
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California Institute of Integral Studies Reviews

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CIIS has an array of unique programs only found at this school (ie, Humxn Sexuality and Expressive Art Therapy). It is a refreshing take on education, dismantling the teacher-student power dynamic. There is a spiritual component to the school, with students, professors, and guest speakers asking large cosmological questions any day of the week. They offer intriguing discussion series as well. The classes are small and the workload is manageable. That said, there are things I am still wishing there was more of: more food options inside the campus, more feedback on my writing, and better communication. The later is a larger issue, where there are mistakes on the Syllabi, last-minute changes, and unclear standards for work. Also, I understand that the school is looking to break away from the judgment-focused way of Academia, but some students would benefit from more rigor and challenge. All-in-all, I am in my dream program and hope to add to the solutions of the issues I have found.
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An amazing institution that focuses on educating the heart as much as it institutionally tries to educate the mind. The people at this university are kinder and more loving, by a long shot, than any other institution of higher education you will ever come across.
This is a great school for the individuals who want to explore more than what is thought in the curriculum.
Lectures are wonderful. School admin are caring, I am looking forward to a great outcome.
Diversity blasts.