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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
CUNY Staten Island is a public college located in Staten Island, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,585 undergraduate students. The CUNY Staten Island acceptance rate is 99%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 31% of students, CUNY Staten Island alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
About CUNY College of Staten Island...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
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CUNY College of Staten Island 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
99%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,627/ 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
    $6,864/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,383/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,390/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,651/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,411/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,585Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Focused
    30%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Careless
    20%
  • Disenfranchised
    11%
  • Small social circles
    7%
  • Excited but misguided
    5%
  • diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.78 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Average
    35%
  • You get what you make of it
    35%
  • Amazingly supportive
    6%
  • Awesome honors programs
    6%
  • BEST CUNY EVER
    6%
  • Different
    4%
  • IT SHOULD BE CLOSED BY THE STATE,FOR CORRUPTION.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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CUNY College of Staten Island Reviews

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I attend the Prestigious college of Staten Island located in the heart of Staten Island,The College of Staten Island is one of eleven City University of New York schools and is situated in the southernmost of NY City’s five boroughs. The 204-acre park-like campus is the largest in New York City. Research is encouraged, with over 80 science labs which includes the Center for Developmental Neuroscience and the Small Business Development Center which fosters leadership in entrepreneurship at no cost to students.
If you are planning to stay in New York City for College but still yearn for an out of state feel, this Campus offers both accommodations. It's spacious and filled with wild life. What I would love for the college of Staten Island to improve in is the Advisement area it tends to be poor and reluctant at times But apart from that my first year attending CSI has been a success and I love it
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My experience at the College of Staten Island has helped me focus in on the skills I will be needing for my Nursing career. It was an "eye-opener" going to this college because it made me change my old study habits to a more effective one. For example, I used to write down every word from my lecture slides hoping I would teach myself the material by the time an exam comes. Now, I realized that that method wasn't helping me anymore, thus revising this method to one that enhances my learning capabilities.
As a NYC resident, to have a campus that resides in an area that is not congested with skyscrapers in every block, it gives students a break from the busy, bustling lifestyle of NYC.
Overall, my experience at this college has been nothing less than blessed, considering that I lived in a third-world country where education opportunities aren't available to everyone. Therefore, going to a clean, diverse and a safe campus like the one in CSI offers, it makes my time there worthwhile.
College of Staten Island is a good college, but there are flaws within the teachers, faculty, safety patrol (cops), dorms, and even students. There are many issues like how the safety patrol don't protect the school, the rules on campus aren't followed by anyone (tobacco free campus), everyone smokes. The administration is terrible because they don't take care of peoples' problems, financial aid is harassed almost every day by students and parents. Certain classes aren't offered throughout the year, for example, Chinese classes aren't available in the Summer semester or Winter semester only in the Fall or Spring semester. Some of the teachers are nice and encourage students to continue in the major they want. Other teachers are rude and talk about things that aren't part of the discussion in the classroom.