Located in Staten Island, New York, USA, “College of Staten Island” is one of the reputed colleges of the United States. It is one of the eleven four year senior colleges, which is operating its administrative function under the ‘City University of New York’ system. The college was established in the year 1976 with merging two colleges: Richmond College and Staten Island Community College. The first president appointed of the college was Dr. Edmond Volpe. He was an American literature scholar who retired in the year 1994. After his retirement, Dr. Marlene Springer held the responsibility of the president. Under the leadership of Dr. Marlene Springer, the college improved its academic standards and introduced two doctoral programs and other several master’s programs. Springer also added research institutes and introduced ‘Honors College’, ‘the Verrazano School’ and ‘the CSI High School’ for the International Studies. The third president appointed of the college was ‘Tomas D. Morales’. The current president of the college is ‘Dr. William J. Fritz’ who was appointed by the ‘CUNY Board of Trustees’ on May 6, 2014.
The college is currently offering programs in the ‘Liberal Arts and Sciences’ and ‘Professional studies’ in Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees. Likewise, it is offering the ‘Master’s degree’ in 13 professional and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The college is offering Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs in the various subjects like ‘Accounting (MS)’, ‘Advanced Certificate for Autisum Spectrum Disorders’, ‘Biology (MS)’, ‘Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large Scale Data’, ‘Business Management (MS)’, ‘Cinema and Media Studies (MA)’, ‘Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)’, ‘Computer Science (MS)’, ‘Childhood (Elementary) (MSEd)’, ‘Adolescence (Secondary) (MSEd)’, ‘Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MSEd)’, ‘Special Education Childhood (1-6) (MSEd)’, ‘Special Education Adolescence Generalist (Grades 7-12)’, ‘Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education’, ‘Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages’, ‘English (MA)’, ‘Environmental Sciences (MS)’, ‘History (MA)’, ‘Liberal Studies (MA)’, ‘Neuroscience, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MS)’, ‘Adult-Gerontological Nursing (MS)’, ‘Post-Master’s Advanced Certificates in Adult-Gerontological Nursing: Clinical’, ‘Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner’,’Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education’, ‘Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence’, ‘Physical Therapy (DPT)’ and ‘Social Work (MSW). Likewise, it is offering ‘Undergraduate Degree and Certificate Programs’ in ‘Accounting’, ‘African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)’, ‘American Studies (BA)’, ‘Art (BA), (BS)’, ‘Biochemistry (BS)’, ‘Biology (BS)’, ‘Biology (7-12) (BS)’, ‘Business (AAS), (BS)’, ‘Chemistry (BS)’, ‘Cinema Studies (BA)’, ‘Communications (BS)’, ‘Computer Science/ Mathematics (BS)’, ‘Computer Technology (AAS)’, ‘Dramatic Arts (BS)’, ‘Electrical Engineering (BS)’, ‘Engineering Science (AS), (BS)’, ‘English’, ‘History (BA)’, ‘Italian Studies (BA)’, ‘Information Systems (BS)’, ‘International Studies (BA)’, ‘Mathematics (BS)’, ‘Medical Technology (BS)’, ‘Nursing (AAS), (BS)’, ‘Philosophy (BA)’, ‘Physics (BS)’, ‘Psychology (BA), (BS)’, ‘Science, Letters and Society (BA)’, ‘Science, Letters and Society: Childhood (1-6) (BA)’, ‘Sociology/ Anthropology (BA)’, ‘Spanish (BA) and ‘Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (BA)’.
The large number of students visits this college each year in a search of an academic excellence. There are some criteria to be followed to get admission in this college. For the freshman who wants to get admission in ‘Bachelor’s Degree Programs’ must pass the three ‘CUNY Assessment Tests’. The score of the applicants determined the eligibility of the students to get admission to ‘Bachelor’s Degree program’. The students exceeding the college’s minimum index number is considered as an eligible student to get admission in the college. For the students who want to get admission in Graduate programs must have a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent degree from an accredited institute of the higher education. The students can apply to get admission in the college through visiting this official website. Likewise, they must request the official transcripts from all the post-secondary institutions they have attended. For the admission in ‘Master’s in Biology, Computer Science and Environmental Science’, they must have ‘Graduate Record Examination (GRE)’. Likewise, ‘GMAT’ is required to get admission in ‘Master’s in Accounting and Business Management’. The applicants can get admission in the CUNY Doctoral Programs through the Graduate School and University Center/ CUNY.
The students enrolled in this college are also benefited with an affordable amount of tuition fees. For the ‘Master’s Degree Programs’, the New York State Residents have to pay $405 per equated credit for part-time and for the full-time, they have to pay $4825 per semester. The non-state residents have to pay $745 per equated credit for part time and for the full-time, they have to pay $745 per equated credit. Likewise, the New York State Residents studying in ‘Master’s in Social Work Program’ have to pay $535 per equated credit for part time and for the full time, they have to pay $6370 per semester. The non-state residents have to pay $865 per equated credit for part time and for full time, they have to pay $865 per equated credit. For the Undergraduate programs, the resident students have to pay $3015 per semester for full-time matriculated and the non-resident students have to pay $535 per equated credit. For the part time matriculated, the resident students have to pay $260 per equated credit and the non-resident students have to pay $535 per equated credit.
This college is also known for its athletic team ‘Staten Island teams’ who frequently participate as a member of the ‘National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III’. There are various sports available for the enjoyment of the students. Men’s can enjoy from the sports like ‘baseball’, ‘basketball’, ‘cross country’, ‘soccer’, ‘swimming & diving’. Likewise, the women can enjoy from the sports like ‘basketball, ‘cross country’, ‘soccer’, ‘softball’, ‘tennis’, ‘volleyball’ and ‘swimming’. Through its quality education, it has produced many renowned personalities in the world like ‘Joanne Bland’, ‘Justin Brannan’ and ‘Gene Simmons’. For the students who are in a search of an academic excellence, this college undoubtedly stands as the best colleges of the United States.