Universities in New York

CUNY College of Staten Island


University Information

Location: Staten Island, New York
Founded: 1956
Undergraduate Students: 13 800
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public university
Website: www.csi.cuny.edu

About the University

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.

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.

CSI is home to a School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences, as well as 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.

Excerpt from CUNY Staten Island’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

Staten Island doesn’t have its own specific plan.  The NY State of Health is an organized marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.  Individuals, families and small businesses can use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online.

Here are some preferred ressources:

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  Please contact Staten Island directly to see if they will accept it.  

Living on-campus: All international students may reside in the CSI Student Housing (called Dolphin Cove). Please visit csistudenthousing.com for more information about applying for it. Please be aware that if you reside in our on-campus housing you will be required to purchase a meal plan. Dolphin Cove staff will provide you with more information.

Off-campus Housing: Housing can be difficult to find, so please arrive early if you intend to live near campus.  For ressources, contact your international student advisor.

The average budget per month is: $600-700

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.