College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Engineering, Biology

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, MSCHE, ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5+, TOEFL: 45+, PTE Academic: 35+, Duolingo: 70+

  • Social Media

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 one of the world’s most exciting cities while experiencing the comforts of a serene, beautiful campus. College of Staten Island (CSI) offers a unique opportunity to students: to experience life in New York City while studying on a large and beautiful 204-acre campus. CSI 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. 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.

Dolphin Cove - Student Housing

Our residence halls provide students with the convenience of living in the heart of our beautiful campus along with the comfort of living in a fully furnished apartment. Residential students have exclusive access to educational and social community events and on-side residence life staff. The residences also feature exclusive amenities such as our in residence fitness center, computer center and social lounge. 

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 Accreditation Commission of ABET, Engineering Science by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  Social Work by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and Nursing by the Accrediting Commission for Education of Nurses (ACEN). 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

College of Staten Island 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 Global Engagement 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.

Learn English in New York

The English Language Institute (ELI) 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 per week of English classes in the fall and spring sessions and 22 hours per week in the summer session programs
  • TOEFL preparation course
  • Highly qualified, certified instructors, small classes 
  • Housing assistance
  • Introduction to U.S. life, field trips around New York City, cultural institutions and events

The English Language Institute also offers special customized programs: These are tailor-made 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 or any other CUNY school 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 undergraduate international applicants educated in non-English speaking environment must satisfy the English proficiency requirement by submitting TOEFL score of minimum 45 on Internet-based exam, minimum Academic IELTS overall score of 5.0, mininum PTE score of 39 or Duolingo score of min. 75. 



College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

2800 Victory Boulevard, 2A-103
Staten Island NY 10314
P: +1 (718) 982-2246
EnglishUSA Member
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