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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Cal State Channel Islands is a public university located in California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,858 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Channel Islands acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Communications. Graduating 59% of students, Cal State Channel Islands alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
About California State University - Channel Islands...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012
Website
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California State University - Channel Islands Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,834/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,747/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,858Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,196
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • Study-based and usually commutes
    24%
  • Helpful
    10%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
Poll
71%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Student oriented.
    23%
  • Great
    20%
  • Laid-back yet professional.
    14%
  • Excellent!
    11%
  • Small
    11%
  • Amazing !!
    7%
  • Rural
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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I went in the Fall 2018 semester and am currently on medical leave. For added info, I'm a commuter student majoring in History that transferred from a community college in the same county as CSUCI and in fact where I've lived my whole life. I generally really like it here at CSUCI!

At least as far as what I've encountered as an upper-division History major that was considering becoming a Liberal Studies (Non-Educator) major a few weeks ago, the professors, advisors, etc. are all incredibly sweet, competent, and hardworking when it comes to you doing well in school and your career.

I like how much the school puts into trying to have a nice, fulfilling eating, event/socializing, and culture scene. There's a lot of fun campus-sponsored events, both partying (sober) and not partying-which is seriously making an excellent attempt at fostering community among the student body.

It's also very relaxed here politically-no one shits on each other for having different views of things.
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Must give cal state Channel Islands a five-star evaluation. The professors and facilities are super friendly and helpful. Like professor Elizabeth Sowers, you must take her class as she really knows how to teach and help students pass a hard time. President Beck is an amazing principle, I took pictures with her! And the food is extremely delicious! Because of cal state Channel Islands, we will never go back to Northern California! We love Southern California!
CSUCI is a beautiful, small school that has small class sizes that could help you better focus and gives you more of an opportunity to meet one-on-one with your professors. The down side of this campus is that since it is fairly new, I feel like this campus is still very unorganized and outdated (it used to be a mental hospital). It seems like no one really knows what to do or has a protocol for safety for the students and campus. The gym is super small and outdated. The parking there is so terrible along with their decision to make them all dirt lots which gets everyone's car all dusty and yourself covered in dust. Their dorms are super small and there's clearly not enough room for them to be accepting so many students but they still do! Anyways, I just feel like the campus and community itself needs major improvements but I do enjoy coming here. It has the potential of being an amazing school if they truly make changes.