California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI)

Camarillo, CA

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California State University, Channel Islands

California State University, Channel Islands

California State University, Channel Islands Student Essentials

California State University, Channel Islands Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Dolphins
Nickname: Cal State Channel Islands
Website: www.csuci.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,216
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,874
Retention Rate: 84%
Enrollment: 4,644
Year Established: 2002

About CSUCI

California State University, Channel Islands (CI) is one of the newest and smallest schools in the Cal State University system. CI offers select undergraduate and graduate degrees, particularly in the sciences. The school’s location in Camarillo, California, is also easily accessible from several counties throughout Southern California.

Cal State CI's undergraduate academics include such majors as:

  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Chicano Studies
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Nursing
  • Sociology

CI also awards master's degrees in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Math

While CI students get a university education, they get the experience of a smaller college, including small classes and personal interaction with instructors.

Many of CI’s college life activities take advantage of the area's coastal setting. Students participate in kayaking, sailing and other types of outdoor recreation. There are also student cultural and leadership clubs. CI hosts campus career fairs, as well, to help students find employment.

CI is located only 15 minutes from Ventura, 30 minutes from Santa Barbara and only about a half hour from parts of Los Angeles County.

Undergraduate applicants should submit an application, transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores for CI admissions.

CI offers such financial aid awards as federal and state grants and federal loans, in addition to academic, transfer and other types of scholarships.

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CSUCI Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave California State University, Channel Islands 4 stars overall.

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CSUCI Map & Location

California State University, Channel Islands
One University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012


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Getting Around CSUCI

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Camarillo, CA

Winter
Dec
69
41
Jan
69
41
Feb
69
43
Spring
Mar
71
44
Apr
74
46
May
75
50
Summer
Jun
77
53
Jul
81
57
Aug
83
56
Fall
Sep
82
55
Oct
79
50
Nov
74
44

CSUCI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,433
Freshman Class 617
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,644

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 30%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 35%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 27%
Latino 30%
African American 2%
Caucasian 35%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 27%

Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 75%
Men 25%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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