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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 $32,100.
About California State University - Channel Islands...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012
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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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,024/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,838/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,212/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,739/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,858Undergrads
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 54 responses
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  • Friendly
    65%
  • Study-based and usually commutes
    19%
  • Helpful
    11%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say they don't have Greek life.71 responses
Poll
74%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Student oriented.
    25%
  • Great
    23%
  • Laid-back yet professional.
    13%
  • Small
    13%
  • Excellent!
    11%
  • Rural
    8%
  • Amazing !!
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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California State University - Channel Islands Reviews

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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.
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Recently I did not feel supported by school administrators, it felt as though all they really cared about was the financial aspect and not about me as an individual due to my medical situation. It did not seem as though they cared for my overall safety and well being, and for this reason my parents and I had to take matters into my own hands. But do not get me wrong, I loved the professors that I had, and they have always been so supportive and understanding - more now than ever. You have small/average class sizes which allows for you to form bonds and relationships with professors, take full advantage of that!
I am a senior and will be graduating CSUCI in 2018, but I can not leave without giving my honest review about the campus itself. It a great campus, great location and great environment! Most all professors teaching at CI are warm hearted, especially all science professors. I give it 4 stars because I feel that advising and counseling could improve, its what most students complain about. It is a communter school, but there are many students and professors that will have the same interest or have great advice to help you throughout your undergrad.