Within CUNY, the College of Staten Island (CSI) is a unique four-year, senior college offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, as well as advanced certificates. With 204 beautifully landscaped acres, CSI is the largest site for a college in New York City and serves commuters and residential students. The College has a commitment to the highest standards in teaching, research, and scholarship and is dedicated to helping its students fulfill their creative, aesthetic, and educational aspirations through competitive and rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The College embraces the strength of its diversity, as CSI students come from more than 80 countries around the world. CSI also fosters civic-mindedness and nurtures responsible citizens for the city, country, and the world.
Notable facts and highlights include:
- CSI is home to a School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences, as well as a Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a Division of Science and Technology. From undergraduate research to working on doctoral theses, the academic departments and programs at CSI provide the tools and opportunities that students need to make positive contributions to society.
- Located just blocks from the Staten Island Ferry at 120 Stuyvesant Place, CSI St. George is an extension of the College of Staten Island. The modern 16,000 sq. ft. facility offers a variety of courses required for CSI’s degree programs, and easy public transportation access for Staten Islanders from the North and South Shores, as well as for commuters from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Should CSI St. George students need to access the main campus, they may utilize the CSI Ferry Shuttle service that picks up and drops off at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
- The College of Staten Island offers a number of honors-level, selective academic programs and learning communities. Their programs range from the Macaulay Honors College, which provides high achieving students with a special honors curriculum of innovative and challenging courses during the first and second years of study, to the Verrazano School, a program designed to offer students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy at CSI is designed for select students passionate about mathematics and science who want to inspire enthusiasm for those subject areas in middle and high school students.
- CSI offers a number of opportunity programs and learning communities for motivated students who have the potential to do well in college, but would benefit from enhanced academic support and financial assistance. Programs range from The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK), which provides access to college, and promotes academic success and personal achievement through an array of counseling and other support services, to the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), which is designed at CSI to help motivated students earn their baccalaureate degrees in four years through comprehensive academic advisement, financial support and career development. The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at CSI is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education.
- Dolphin Cove, CSI’s residence halls, offers fully-furnished apartment-style luxury suites with private bedrooms and bathrooms and full kitchens. Housing amenities include a fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, and laundry room.
- Through the Center for Global Engagement, CSI offers a wide range of study abroad and exchange programs for its students. Study abroad programs at CSI enable students to explore the traditions and modern realities of the world from another perspective. The overarching thrust of the Center and its activities is to be the driving force behind infusing the campus with ideas and activities that support comprehensive internationalization.
- The CUNY High-Performance Computing Center, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the New York City region, handles big-data analysis for faculty researchers and their student research teams, as well as researchers nationwide.
- CSI has a focus on hands-on research and scholarship in every academic discipline. Compared to many other research institutions, undergraduate students perform research with faculty and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at a much earlier point in their academic careers. Our research centers and facilities include The Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF), The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory, The Center for Developmental Neuroscience & Developmental Disabilities (CDN), WSIA-FM Radio Station, as well as a Astrophysical Observatory, an experimental black box theater, and engineering science and physics labs.
- New students are welcomed through a unique orientation program that includes CLUE, the College Life Unit Experience.In addition to helping new students make a smooth transition to college life, CLUE gives new students the opportunity to have meaningful exchanges with faculty, staff, and current students.
- The Sports and Recreation Center, home of the CSI Dolphins, provides a splendid venue for the College’s many championship teams and recreational services. CSI is an NCAA Division III school in the CUNY and Eastern College Athletic Conferences featuring: men’s and women’s basketball, cross county, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball, men’s baseball, and women’s softball. Facilities include a 1,200 seat arena, basketball/volleyball courts, an 8-lane long-course pool and diving tank, semi-professional baseball field, weight training and cardio equipment, handball, tennis courts, and state-of-the-art soccer and softball fields. The facilities are free to all CSI students.
R train to 86th Street and 4th Avenue, then take S53 bus designated “Victory Blvd” which crosses the Verrazano Bridge and stops at Victory Boulevard, then transfer to S62 or S92 to campus.
Via Manhattan, R train to Whitehall Street South Ferry or 4/5 train to Bowling Green; then Staten Island Ferry.
From Staten Island
S89 (limited-stop service, weekdays only) from Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, 34 St Station, Bayonne, NJ to Richmond Avenue and Victory Boulevard (Staten Island); then take S62 bus up Victory Boulevard to campus.
Buses Victory Boulevard routes S66, 67, 61, 62, or 92, to the campus.