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Colleges / California State University Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

About CSU Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands Overview

California State University Channel Islands is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Camarillo, California. CSU Channel Islands was founded in 2002 and enrolls 6,947 undergrads and no graduate students. CSU Channel Islands offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to CSU Channel Islands for Fall 2023 is July 30.

Student Activities at CSU Channel Islands

Are you interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? CSU Channel Islands students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? CSU Channel Islands has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at CSU Channel Islands on the Student Life page.

2022 CSU Channel Islands Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $6,802
Out-of-State $18,682

Is CSU Channel Islands a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what CSU Channel Islands offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

CSU Channel Islands Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into CSU Channel Islands. Around 53% of applicants get into CSU Channel Islands each year. Out of 5,562 applications received in 2022, 2,962 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CSU Channel Islands

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 76% of students who start at CSU Channel Islands return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook CSU Channel Islands Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from CSU Channel Islands by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with CSU Channel Islands directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU Channel Islands

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on CSU Channel Islands's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU Channel Islands.

Based on this information, how does CSU Channel Islands sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is CSU Channel Islands a good school for you?

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Where is CSU Channel Islands?

CSU Channel Islands is located in the suburban setting of Camarillo, California.

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College Info

One University Drive Camarillo, CA 93012

Campus Setting: Suburban

CSU Channel Islands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Channel Islands is Jul 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Channel Islands is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Channel Islands ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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CSU Channel Islands SAT Scores


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CSU Channel Islands Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at CSU Channel Islands is like? There are approximately 6,947 students enrolled at CSU Channel Islands. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from CA and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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