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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
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Cal State Channel Islands is a public university located in California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,975 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Channel Islands acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Sociology. Graduating 55% of students, Cal State Channel Islands alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
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Camarillo, CA 93012
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California State University - Channel Islands Rankings

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Cal State Channel Islands Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
December 4
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
$15,780/ 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
$9,396/ 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
22:1
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.80 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,975Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,145
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Friendly
    62%
  • Study-based and usually commutes
    25%
  • Helpful
    10%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say they don't have Greek life.83 responses
Poll
70%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Student oriented.
    23%
  • Great
    19%
  • Laid-back yet professional.
    14%
  • Excellent!
    11%
  • Small
    11%
  • Amazing !!
    8%
  • Rural
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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 love CSU Channel Islands! I have grown so much both academically and professionally. I have made many great memories and friends and I have encountered excellent professors. I feel that the professors are encouraging and help lead to success. I have also had the opportunity to build rapport with my professors in a professional manner. I have also been able to get out of my comfort zone and network which has led to amazing opportunities, such as job shadows and special projects, that I could have never imagined I would have been capable of doing. The resources available on campus, such as the Writing and Multiliteracy Center and the Career Development center are invaluable to help us succeed. I truly enjoy studying at this university and the environment is beautiful.
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I just finished my first year at CSUCI, and I had an amazing experience. The professors are very caring and so are the staff and faculty; they really care about school success. The school offers many resources so its students can succeed in their classes, such as free tutoring for all majors, workshops, and events on campus. I never had trouble accessing resources and the professors are always there to help you! The only downside I would say is that there isn't much to do on campus, so it can be boring or repetitive.
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.