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CIIS is a private graduate school in San Francisco, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,391 graduate students. Of the 14 graduate programs offered at California Institute of Integral Studies, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California Institute of Integral Studies are Counseling Psychology, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Clinical Psychology. 23% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
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1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,391
Part-Time Grad Students
318
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
40
Racial Diversity
  • White
    56.7%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    9.1%
  • Hispanic
    8.8%
  • Asian
    8.1%
  • Multiracial
    6.2%
  • African American
    5.3%
  • Unknown
    5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.4%
  • Native American
    0.4%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Intellectual
    67%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
  • $25K-$50K
    33%
  • <$25K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    33%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.3 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$124,780
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,006
National
$949
Median Home Value
$924,757
National
$184,700
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California Institute of Integral Studies Reviews

15 reviews
My experience in the ICP program has been highly challenging and also rewarding. I had issues with the Financial Aid office. Otherwise, most of my classes have been stimulating and have taught me a lot about myself. My experience in T-group was painful. Don't go into this program lightly! There was a 2 year process where I became highly sensitive and I cried a lot. The techniques that are used in the classes are meant to assist you in opening your heart and getting to the root of your Psychological wounds. If you don't want to do that, then you might want to re-consider coming to CIIS. I also want to suggest that you take the time to find a cozy home base in the Bay Area or nearby before you start the program. I made the mistake of moving about a month before my program started and it was a difficult transition.
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Students come to CIIS with big ideas and missions to change the world. The school takes on an integral approach to solving problems. This means that students learn from an array of multiple disciplines in order to facilitate a whole picture. The professors are extremely caring and get personally involved in your missions. The student-body is open-minded, ready for deep discussions of the heart, mind, and spirit. There is a favor to collaboration and bringing big ideas together. If you are interested to forge a career and vision, coming to CIIS will be a phenomenal networking opportunity to do just that!
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.