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About CSI

We Are the College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York providing exceptional opportunities to all of its students and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as certificate and continuing education programs. CSI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

CSI’s academic year follows a two-semester pattern, with a separate summer and winter session. Classes are scheduled days, evenings, and weekends. The College has an extensive Continuing Education program and offers off-campus courses with and without credit.

alumni Walk

Completed in 1994, the 204-acre campus of CSI/CUNY is set on the largest physical New York City college site. Surrounded by a park-like landscape, the campus is centrally located on Staten Island. A rural oasis in an urban setting, the campus includes 300 classrooms, laboratories and instructional spaces, study lounges, department and program offices, and faculty offices, along with extensive athletic facilities and an acclaimed Center for the Arts.

Macaulay Students in group

CSI is one of seven campuses to participate in the Macaulay Honors College of CUNY. Students accepted into this highly competitive program complete degree requirements at the College, including honors in their chosen major. The program is enriched by challenging special seminars, research opportunities, and co-curricular activities. Only a limited number of students who have demonstrated a well-developed commitment to learning and who intend to continue their undergraduate education in graduate and/or professional schools are admitted to this exclusive program.

Campus Climate Survey

In 2015, we embarked on a vital and relevant Campus Climate Survey to help create a more inclusive campus. Rankin & Associates, a leader in campus assessments, directed this effort. More than 3,600 campus community members participated in the survey

In addition to our main Willowbrook Campus, CSI has a brand new St. George location. This extension of the CSI campus will be home to a dynamic 16,000-square-foot facility that is centrally located at the Island’s transportation hub, with convenient access Staten Island’s North Shore, as well as individuals commuting from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

During spring and summer 2019, Cinema Studies students in the Department of Media Culture produced and directed a short video titled, “CSI: We Bring the World to You.” Their video introduces to students from the around the world the many opportunities the College of Staten Island offer.


What Can CSI Offer Me?

If you are:

  • An undergraduate looking for a quality two-year or four-year college experience
  • An exceptional student looking for an affordable honors program
  • A graduate school candidate hoping to earn your advanced certificate, master's or doctorate
  • Someone wishing to enroll in a continuing education program for professional development or to enhance your life with enrichment classes


…the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) is your answer. CSI offers:

  • Associate’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Master’s programs in 21 professional and liberal arts and sciences fields of study
  • Doctoral programs in Nursing and Physical Therapy; or The City University Graduate School and University Center programs  in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics
  • Advanced Certificate programs
  • Continuing Education programs

CSI is home to the following schools and programs:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Division of Science and Technology
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • The Verrazano School
  • Teacher Education Honors Academy