California State University-Channel Islands (CSUCI) Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

The Bell Tower at CSUCI, Cal State University Channel Islands
The Bell Tower at CSUCI, Cal State University Channel Islands. Stephen Schafer / Wikimedia Commons

California State University-Channel Islands (CSUCI) does not require scores from the SAT or ACT as part of their application. Students need to fill out an application for the California State University system, indicating which campuses they are applying to. Channel Islands has an acceptance rate of 74 percent, which means that about one-quarter of those who apply will not be accepted. Students with grades above average and a number of extracurricular activities have a better chance of being accepted.

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Admissions Data (2016)

CSUCI Description

CSUCI, the California State University, Channel Islands, was founded in 2002 and is the youngest of the 23 universities in the Cal State system. The university is located in Camarillo, Northwest of Los Angeles. The university offers over 20 majors; business, social sciences and liberal arts are equally popular among undergraduates. CSUCI is proud of its interaction between students and faculty, and the curriculum emphasizes experiential and service learning. The school currently has the second lowest enrollment of the Cal State campuses, but significant growth is projected in the coming decades.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 6,611 (6,355 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,547 (in-state); $17,707 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,898 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,146
  • Other Expenses: $2,854
  • Total Cost: $27,445 (in-state); $38,605 (out-of-state)

CSUCI Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid​
    • Grants: $8,560
    • Loans: $6,020

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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