College of Staten Island Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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College of Staten Island Admissions Overview:

With an admittance rate of 99%, the College of Staten Island is an accessible school. As part of the CUNY system, the College of Staten Island accepts applications through the system's website. Additional materials that prospective students must submit as part of their application include high school transcripts and test scores from the SAT or ACT. While a campus visit and personal interview are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Interested students should check out the school's website for more information, and to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

College of Staten Island Description:

The College of Staten Island is one of the 11 senior colleges of CUNY, and it is the only public university on Staten Island. The college was founded in 1976 when Staten Island Community College and Richmond College merged. The current 204-acre campus was completed in 1996. The campus is located in the center of the island and features neo-Georgian buildings, woodlands and open lawns. High achieving students should look into the Macaulay Honors College -- accepted students are fully funded and receive many academic, professional and cultural perks. In athletics, popular sports include basketball, softball, baseball, track and field, and swimming and diving. The Dolphins compete in the NCAA Division III.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,520 (12,533 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,890 (in-state); $14,000 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $17,227
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $30,783 (in-state); $37,893 (out-of-state)

College of Staten Island Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 19%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,500
    • Loans: $5,441

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business, Economics, English, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming and Diving 
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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