College of Staten Island of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314-6600
Tel: (718)982-2000
Admissions: (718)982-2011
Fax: (718)982-2500
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State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 204-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4107 per student. Total enrollment: 12,442. Faculty: 823 (343 full-time, 480 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 7,292 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 34% from top half. Full-time: 7,423 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,707 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 111 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 29% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for Associate degree programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 12/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $308 full-time, $90.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latin Club, Spanish Club, Southasian Cultural Club, Apostolic Christian Life Center. Major annual events: Kwanza, Spring Festival, Fall Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency call boxes, blue light system, bicycle patrols, radar-controlled traffic monitoring, lighted pathways. College housing not available. College of Staten Island Library with 220,025 books, 877,822 microform titles, 18,796 serials, 8,076 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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