A World of Opportunities Awaits You at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
Imagine receiving a world-class education in the world’s most exciting city while experiencing the comforts of a serene, beautiful campus. College of Staten Island (CSI) offers an unusual opportunity: to experience life in New York City while studying on a large and beautiful 204-acre campus, with state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, a library, superb galleries, theaters, and sports facilities.
Brand New Student Housing
The Dolphin Cove, our brand new on-campus housing opened in Fall 2013. Great amenities, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, computer center, study lounges, café and social lounge, and much more are available.
Great Variety of Programs
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. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, individual professional programs are accredited by their national associations. Computer Science, for example, is accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Engineering by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and Nursing by the National League for Nursing. CSI has an exceptionally well qualified faculty, committed to both research and teaching: they create and transmit knowledge and gladly mentor students majoring in their disciplines.
The scholarship program at the College of Staten Island recognizes academic excellence and college or community service. In addition to scholarships offered directly by the College, the CSI Foundation, and departments and associations of the College, memorial scholarships have been endowed through the generosity of many individuals and organizations who value higher education.
Services for International Students
CSI combines the best features of the U.S. system with special support and personal attention for international students from the day they inquire about admission until the day they graduate, diploma in hand. The Center for International Service provides services for students and scholars from around the world. In addition to processing all required immigration documentation, the Center provides extensive orientation, ongoing advisement and assistance. It also oversees student activities and organizes a variety of on-campus programs throughout the year.
Study English in New York
The English Language Institute located on our College campus, offers intensive English and cultural orientation programs to international students, visitors, professionals, and local community members. The program features include:
- 18 hours of instruction in the fall and spring sessions and 22 hours per week in the shorter summer session programs
- TOEFL preparation and specialized workshops
- Highly qualified instructors, small classes and personal attention
- Housing assistance
- Introduction to U.S. life, field trips to New York City cultural institutions and events
The English Institute also offers Special Programs: These are 4-6 week programs that are available year-round on special request for groups of 10 or more students. Our most popular is the American Language and Culture Program, which introduces students to English Language through American culture, society, government, and higher education to enhance English Language skills. Also offered are: English for Academic Success and English for Professional Purposes. All Special Programs offer optional community service engagements and optional excursions to Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
Academically qualified students who begin their study at the English Language Institute may be admitted to the College of Staten Island when they complete their study of English by achieving the appropriate level of competence on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The English Language Institute is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
How to Apply?
Admission to our various undergraduate programs and levels is based upon the academic background of the applicant at the secondary level and post-secondary level (if applicable). In addition, all applicants from non-English speaking countries must satisfy the English proficiency requirement by submitting TOEFL score of minimum 45 on Internet-based exam or minimum Academic IELTS overall score of 5.0.
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