California State University - Channel Islands

837 reviews
  1. Camarillo, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
California State University - Channel Islands is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
One University Dr
Camarillo, CA 93012
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,423/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,509/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,522/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,209/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,404/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,375/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,807Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Study-based and usually commutes
    19%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
Poll
75%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Great
    24%
  • Student oriented.
    24%
  • Laid-back yet professional.
    15%
  • Small
    15%
  • Excellent!
    9%
  • Rural
    7%
  • Amazing !!
    4%

After California State University - Channel Islands

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

837 reviews
  • Excellent
    130
  • Very Good
    294
  • Average
    282
  • Poor
    84
  • Terrible
    47
When I was first accepted into California State University, Channel Islands it was not my first choice school what so ever. As my freshman year of college was rapidly approaching I decided to attend CSUCI with full intentions to transfer after two years. Now going into my sophomore year I couldn't be happier with my choice. Small class sizes, a beautiful campus, and an extremely helpful student body makes this an amazing college. I have no regrets with choosing CSUCI and I'm excited to continue my education as a Channel Island's Dolphin!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
This is a great school, beautiful campus, small class sizes, and close to the coast! In all of your classes you have the opportunity to go to your professors office hours and they will recognize your face. The school is so small that you will see people you know all over campus and will notice that you have the same classes or even schedule with many other students. The campus is one of the most beautiful that I've seen, every morning I drive to school thinking "wow this is amazing". To make your experience the best it can be make sure to join clubs and get involved in all the great things this school has to offer.
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago
I love Channel Islands, it did however take me quite a wile to enjoy it. When I first moved to Camarillo I took a good look at the fields and the tiny school even the other students and I thought: What the heck have I gotten my self in to! Thankfully this feeling didn't last long, once got my stride in my classes and a solid friend group everything turned around. Now I love it and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. Channel Islands has helped me become the person that I have always dreamed of. I love how small it is, I am able to get to know my professors and have tones of one on one time with them. Last semester one of my Macroeconomics class had 6 student in it. Each class felt like a study group, only better. I will have to say that communication between the School and students is very poor. I have a hard time navigating the website and finding important dates. It is also hard the figure out when the schools recreational activities are going on. Hopefully they will clear the communication issues up with in the next few years. Overall I couldn't really ask for more I believe I am getting a rare and wonderful college experance at CSU Channel Islands.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago