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The Verrazzano Experience

CSI Verrazzano School  Students at Commencement Ceremony

You will take honors courses that fulfill major and general education requirements.

These classes are usually smaller, and you are surrounded by bright, motivated students.

You get to register before everyone else, so you should always get the classes you want, at the times you want.

You will have easy access to personalized advising to make sure you are on track.

You will complete an honors capstone, supervised by a faculty mentor.

This works. Our students graduate on time (often early) and our students are always finalists for valedictorian and salutatorian, and routinely win.

CSI Verrazzano School  Trip

So much learning happens outside the classroom.

You will form a community among your peers, and hang out in the Verrazzano lounge.

You will attend extracurricular activities called VELAs to explore your major, your college, and your city.

We offer study abroad scholarships so you can travel and grows.

You will give back to your community through volunteering.

You will join, create, and lead clubs.

CSI Verrazzano School  Student at Undergraduate Conference

College is the real world, and you will use it to prepare for whatever your career trajectory may be.

You will complete a professional communication workshop.

You will upgrade your resume with access to peer and professional reviewers.

You will received personalized advisement and encouragement to explore career paths.

We send regular job/internship/opportunity announcements to you.

Our students go on to grad school/professional school, gainful employment!

Verrazzano graduates are outstanding as a whole and as individuals. We’re proud to say that many of the CSI Valedictorians and Salutatorians in recent years have been Verrazzano students (and we are ALWAYS finalists!).

Kai White, CSI Salutatorian '24 -English
Nicole Agu, CSI Valedictorian '20 - International Business and Accounting
Anes Ahmed, CSI Salutatorian '20- English Literature and Writing
Estie Szczupakiewicz, CSI Salutatorian '19 - Linguistics
RinZhi Go, CSI Valedictorian ‘16 – Biology
Blaze Fraser, CSI Valedictorian ‘14 – Biology
Elizabeth Krawczun, CSI Salutatorian ’14 – Epidemiology (CUNY BA)
Christopher Bitetto, CSI Co-Valedictorian ‘13 – Media Studies
Evelyn Okeke, CSI Co-Valedictorian ‘13 – Biology
Christina Terracino, CSI Salutatorian ’13 – English Literature
Irvin Ibarguen, CSI Valedictorian ‘12 – History
Melissa Horne, CSI Valedictorian ‘11 – English Literature

Verrazzano students are accepted to a wide range of graduate programs and schools! These include PhD programs in History, Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics; Doctoral programs in Dentistry, Optometry, Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Physical Therapy; MA and MS programs in Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Library Sciences, History, English Literature, Museum Studies, Forensic Psychology, and Global Health and Public Policy, Education, Sports Business, and more.

Verrazzano alumni have attended the following graduate programs and professional schools (among others):

  • Baruch College
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Columbia University
  • CUNY Graduate Center
  • Harvard University
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • John Jay College
  • McGill University (Montreal)
  • Nazareth College
  • New York University
  • Pennsylvania School of Optometry
  • Rutgers University
  • St. John’s University
  • SUNY Downstate
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine