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 The City University of New York
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As a Senior College of The City University of
New York, we are committed to an interdisciplinary and experiential learning environment within our innovative and comprehensive program offerings. With a
focus on hands-on research and scholarship,
as well as mentorship and study abroad opportunities, students learn side-by-side
with renowned experts in their fields.
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W J Fritz

Dr. William J. Fritz

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September 2, 2016

President's Welcome Back Message

“Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.”

-Thomas Campbell

To the College Community:

As the first full week of classes conclude, I am pleased to welcome back all of our returning students, faculty, and staff. For those who are new to the College of Staten Island, I extend to you a warm welcome to the CSI family.

The new academic year has already proven to be one of realized “Auspicious Hope!Washington Monthly just announced its 2016 “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges,” and the College of Staten Island is ranked 18th out of 386 schools in the Northeast category, from a national sample of 1,406 institutions. The primary criteria for Washington Monthly’s rankings are alumni salary potential, low student loan debt, and a deep commitment to enrolling and graduating first-generation students, which are all hallmarks of CSI. This remarkable achievement is even more impressive considering that CSI was ranked 326 in 2015. 

This latest recognition follows a long list of local, regional, and national accolades bestowed upon the College in recent years. Because of you – the faculty, staff, and students – the reputation and prestige of the College have soared to heights never before seen.

While we face many challenges this academic year, including significant fiscal constraints, I am confident that we will continue to pursue and achieve academic excellence.

I wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend.


W J Fritz
William J. Fritz, PhD

The Art Gallery presents: can a line define?
This group exhibition will juxtapose artistic and journalistic approaches discussing the notion of the border. The exhibition also explores issues related to the recent migration crisis in Europe. more

College of Staten Island Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony
Join us for this special event that celebrates 60 years of excellence. more