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Colleges / College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Staten Island, NY 4-Year Public

CUNY CSI Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to CUNY CSI, the fee for the application costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from CUNY CSI by February 1.

Applying Early to CUNY CSI?

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is CUNY CSI Hard To Get Into?

CUNY CSI is anot competitive school to get into. CUNY CSI has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, CUNY CSI accepted 91% of all applicants., around 14,064 of the 15,475 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like CUNY CSI, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to Honors/selective programs is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. For applicants who are not residents of New York, getting into College of Staten Island of the City University of New York is not competitive.

What Does CUNY CSI Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at CUNY CSI

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

CUNY CSI 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to CUNY CSI must submit the following items. Double check with CUNY CSI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CUNY CSI?

Students admitted to CUNY CSI have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 22%
2.00 and 2.49 13%
CUNY CSI does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CUNY CSI is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 97% of CUNY CSI's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What's a Good SAT Score for CUNY CSI?

To be competitive with other CUNY CSI applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1060 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CUNY CSI 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1060 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CUNY CSI students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CUNY CSI students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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Transferring to College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CUNY CSI.

Transfer students can enroll in CUNY CSI during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

CUNY CSI Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CUNY CSI?

Students who are admitted to CUNY CSI must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does CUNY CSI accept transfer credits?

CUNY CSI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CUNY CSI accepts:

Does CUNY CSI accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

CUNY CSI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CUNY CSI?

No, CUNY CSI is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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CUNY CSI Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into CUNY CSI? CUNY CSI is a open admission institution. The CUNY CSI acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.



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CUNY CSI Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CUNY CSI is Continuous processing.

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



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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CUNY CSI, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.13. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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