CUNY College of Staten Island Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 20 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,520 (12,533 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 79% part-time, 21% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,010 in-state; $19,880 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011

I would recommend my undergraduate school, the College of Staten Island to undergraduate students who wish to attend. The school has many undergraduate programs that require high grades and testing in order to enter into such as the Nursing program. However some of the undergraduate programs are a bit easier to get into such as English. The easier ones only require that you simply go to one of the administrative building on campus and select a major. After completing the general education requirements which take about two years and then choosing a major, the students must complete the requirements for their specific major. At that point the student only takes classes that are required by the major. This generally takes two more years. I would recommend pursuing your Bachelors Degree at this school if you are ambitious, patient, and if you are willing to work hard. You can make it and it will be worth because you will have your degree in the end. I would also recommend my graduate school, Brooklyn College. Brooklyn College at the graduate level requires that any given student maintain a "B" average which is equivalent to a 3.0 GPA (Grade Point Average). Therefore the graduate programs at Brooklyn College are challenging and you must be highly focused to succeed and to graduate. Graduate school generally takes two years, however this would not be guaranteed or simple. The student must complete all of the required classes and also do the Thesis paper, no matter how long that takes. If you take a semester off, then of course the full program would take longer. Once all classes are complete with at least a "B" average and the thesis is approved, you would qualify for graduation. It's a shorter process than four year undergrad but it is still time consuming and requires a great deal of concentration and ambition. If you have career goals, it is worth it. In the end you will have your Masters Degree.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience at CUNY-CSI was wonderful. The level of professionalism, diversity and integrity of both the program and the faculty has enabled me to begin teaching on the University level immediately after graduation and I have plans to pursue a PhD.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

I find my Master's prepared me to enter the teaching field.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

The College of Staten Island has been growing over the past decade, including dormitories and more parking lots. They offer a great graduate program for English where the professors are all published and super helpful with mentorship. I am pursuing my English MA at night and with smaller classrooms, the lessons are very informative.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Gerontology
Graduation Year: 2016

Extensive labour with rewarding career that influence a persons life.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros- It's such a small class so the professors really get to know each individual student. If there is an issue with a student receiving a lower than normal grade, the professor will immediately ask to make sure everything is ok. The class really forms a strong bond since it is so small. Everyone is willing to help each other to succeed. Cons- The equipment is starting to become dated and the finances just aren't there to keep up. This makes it difficult as a student in the medical field because equipment is changing and evolving so not having new devices makes it difficult to connect classroom to clinic.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The positive aspects of my graduate program definitely have to be the professors, I feel because of them I am prepared to stepping into the classroom as a special education teacher. The negative parts are sometimes the overpopulation of students on campus and within the program. This leads to overcrowded classes, lack of parking, and not enough computers and places to complete work in the library.
1.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Coursework didn't feel relevant to current biotechnology.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

So far the experience I have had at in my Masters program has been great. I have learned so much from my professors and peers. This degree will lead me to my dream job and I can not wait.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I have only finished the first semester and I only have pros. It feels great to meet people who share the same concerns about the environment as me. I am excited to learn more to achieve my future goal!
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