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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.

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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.

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The College of Staten Island offers a number of selective academic programs, learning communities and undergraduate research opportunities including the Macaulay Honors College of CUNY, the Verrazzano School and the Teacher Education Honors Academy at CSI.  These and other competitive programs challenge highly motivated students to reach new academic heights.

Entrance To St. George Building

In addition to our main Willowbrook Campus, CSI has a St. George location. This extension of the CSI campus is 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