College of Staten Island CUNY in Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

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College of Staten Island CUNY offers 249-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 94%. 43.5% are women, and 56.5% are men. 3% percents of international students. College of Staten Island CUNY is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at College of Staten Island CUNY is 9711$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11728 and $29432 per year. 28% of full-time College of Staten Island CUNY students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $40,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The College of Staten Island CUNY is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, College of Staten Island CUNY students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,673
$30,001 - $48,000$9,718
$48,001 - $75,000$13,512
$75,001 - $110,000$16,284

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 13332

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


7618 of College of Staten Island CUNY undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 57 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes College of Staten Island CUNY number 41 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at College of Staten Island CUNY awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in College of Staten Island CUNY.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


College of Staten Island CUNY graduation rate is below the national average.

28% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to College of Staten Island CUNY completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

College of Staten Island CUNY acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 27%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so College of Staten Island CUNY acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 23%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The College of Staten Island CUNY full-time retention rate is 80% and part-time retention rate is 54%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at College of Staten Island CUNY is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In College of Staten Island CUNY the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at College of Staten Island CUNY and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Willowbrook Campus

The campus located by 2800 Victory Blvd address in Staten Island, New York.


Willowbrook Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of College of Staten Island CUNY with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Willowbrook Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

College of Staten Island CUNY offers 249 programs in total: 138 are for Bachelor's degree, 66 - for Master's degree, 21 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. College of Staten Island CUNY is one of the few institutions in New York that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


College of Staten Island CUNY provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11054 students with 331615 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 611 with 14659 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 31 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for College of Staten Island CUNY

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

A nightmare. Got my 2nd bachelor's degree from this dump in 2009, but if I had to do it again I wouldn't. The place is filthy, the food is sickening, the parking is insufficient yet expensive, the professors rarely have lesson plans or lectures prepared, the office staff is full-on hostile, the classes are over-packed and career services is a joke. 73% of students will not finish their studies--some transfer out but most get flunked out. A relatively cheap school with lots of financial aid and work study opportunities but student outcomes are very poor.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

THE WORSE SCHOOL OUT OF ALL CUNY SCHOOLS. (I’ve visited all of them) I was expecting this school to be great due to the beautiful campus being so appealing to the eye. None of the staff here are helpful. My group and i asked more than 5 staff members for directions to a specific part of the campus, we were told to use google maps for “learning purposes”. This caused us to be late to our program and we were then denied access! The most unprofessional staff I have met in my entire life are located in 1A room 104. They were extremely rude. I honestly had such high hopes for this school! CSI definitely goes to the bottom of my list of the CUNY schools that I have visited through my career as a college advisor.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Highschool part 2, underfunded, occasionally you will get lucky and find an enthusiastic teacher but don't cross your fingers

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I had a really great experience here. Many complain of many reasons and I will address them here. Yes, it is a commuter school and people just come to class and then go home. The reality is you get more out of a college experience for being involved. Being involved changed me: I got into so many internships and jobs because of it. Additionally, people complain about the bursar's and etc. Yes that's a problem. Because so many people attend the school. Go earlier and advocate for yourself, because nobody will do that for you. If you want to avoid that head ache join the Honors programs which are amazing and recommend it.

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Overall Rating:

Don't come here for a computer science program. You will not learn anything that that will be useful for you. I know people with 3.7 GPA that weren't able to get a job. Most of the people I know ended up doing a help desk job that doesn't require a CS degree.If you want to come here for 2 years program then switch to another college, go for it.The campus is nice though, perhaps the best CUNY campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2800 Victory Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7189822000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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