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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 and certificates and continuing education programs. The Middle States Commission accredits CSI 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.
Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, the College of Staten Island is committed to the highest standards in learning, teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As the only public institution of higher education in the Borough, and as a senior campus of The City University of New York, the College has provided access to excellence in higher education since 1956. The College is dedicated to helping its students fulfill their creative and educational aspirations through competitive and rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. We embrace the strength of our diversity, foster civic-mindedness, and nurture responsible citizens for our city, state, country, and the world.
Providing students with an outstanding educational experience guides everything the College of Staten Island undertakes. The College is committed to enhancing the success of all students and to evidence-based initiatives and opportunities. We strive to provide rigorous undergraduate and graduate degrees and respond to the changing educational and professional aspirations of students in a complex and dynamic world through innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs. Excellence in scholarship, research, and creative activities provides a strong foundation for our academic programs and student learning experiences. By attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, we will also attract healthy graduate students to our masters and doctoral programs and work in our laboratories. We aspire to be a vibrant center of intellectual and cultural exchange and broaden our students' horizons by increasing the integration of global perspectives through our curriculum, scholarship, and international opportunities. At the same time we will enhance students' educational experiences by expanding opportunities to engage with our more immediate community through research, service, and civic engagement, consistent with our commitment to borough stewardship. The College is enriched by its students, faculty, and staff's diversity, and we will expand efforts to ensure an inclusive and increasingly diverse campus community. We will be a leader in conserving resources, be creative in aligning resource allocations with strategic priorities, and be data-informed. Through these accomplishments, the College of Staten Island will become a destination for students, faculty, and staff, with greater regional, national, and international recognition.
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 intend to continue their undergraduate education in graduate and professional schools are admitted to this exclusive program.
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.
The College of Staten Island is a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) offering Doctoral programs, Advanced Certificate programs, and Master's programs, as well as Bachelor's and Associate's degrees.
Completed in 1994, the 204-acre landscaped Willowbrook campus of CSI, the largest in NYC, is fully accessible and contains an advanced, networked infrastructure to support technology-based teaching, learning, and research. Set in a park-like landscape, the campus is centrally located on Staten Island. Mature trees and woodlands, flowering trees and ornamental plantings, fields, and outdoor athletic facilities, the great lawn, sculpture, and seating areas create a rural oasis in an urban setting.
Now with multiple locations. CSI St. George joins the CSI Willowbrook, CSI Merrill, and CSI Tech Incubator to make it even easier to begin your college career or take your educational aspirations to the next level.CSI is home to a School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Sciences and The Verrazano School Honors Program and the Teacher Education Honors Academy. CSI is also a select campus of the Macaulay Honors College University Scholars program.
The CUNY Interdisciplinary 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 and researchers nationwide.
Dolphin Cove Resident Halls, the College's apartment-style luxury suites, celebrates its third year at full occupancy housing students from across NYC, the United States, and the world.
CSI is ranked 3rd in New York State by MONEY magazine for Best Colleges and 6th in the Nation on CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index. CSI is also a "Top Master's University," as ranked by Washington Monthly, in the Top 15% for Alumni Salary Potential, according to Payscale, and has been named a Military Friendly School for seven consecutive years by GI Jobs Magazine.
The City University of New York (CUNY), of which the College of Staten Island is a part, traces its beginning to 1847 and a public referendum that provided tuition-free higher education for New York City residents. The municipal college system proliferated, and its various colleges were consolidated as The City University of New York by an act of the New York State Legislature in 1961. CUNY comprises 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, a graduate school, a law school, and a medical school. It is the most extensive municipal college system and the third-largest university in the nation.

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