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 78 percent. Students with grades above average and a number of extracurricular activities have an excellent chance of being accepted.

Cal State Channel Islands GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Data courtesy of Cappex.

Admissions Data (2017)

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 (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,455 (7,054 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38 percent male / 64 percent female
  • 83 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,817 (in-state); $18,697 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,948 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,954
  • Other Expenses: $2,902
  • Total Cost: $28,621 (in-state); $40,501 (out-of-state)

CSUCI Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 81 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72 percent
    • Loans: 47 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid​
    • Grants: $8,747
    • Loans: $5,742

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 7 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent

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Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics