Located on a 204-acre, park-like campus, CSI features state-of-the-art facilities such as:

  • The Astrophysical Observatory
  • The Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences Building
  • The Campus Center
  • The CSI Center for the Arts, housing undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, as well as superb public spaces
  • The CSI Library, enhanced by computer data-based operations and Media Services, a concentration of pedagogical multimedia materials made accessible throughout the campus via a fiber-optic network
  • The outstanding Sports and Recreation Center and athletic fields.

Student Body:

Total enrollment (for 2009-2010) is 13,858: 12,886 undergraduates and 972 graduates, 59 percent women and 41 percent men. Ethnic distribution is 45 percent white, 8 percent African American, 12 percent Hispanic. The campus offers close to 50 clubs to enhance student life.


CSI’s faculty (for 2009-2010) consists of 372 full-time and 785 part-time members; 83 percent have terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 24:1.


CSI is in NCAA Division III. The College has 13 teams: cross-country, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball for women; and cross-country, baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis for men. CSI Athletics won their first-ever CUNY Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup in 2000-2001.

Study Abroad:

CSI offers year-round programs in China, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Spain. Overseas programs in over 50 other countries are open to CSI students through membership in the College Consortium for International Studies.

Support Services:

All campus buildings are accessible. Special services are also available.

Job Opportunities:

CSI’s students have opportunities for jobs with the Discovery Institute, tutoring in high schools and at the college, and working with high school teachers. The College offers paid internships in laboratories on campus and with local institutions such as newspapers and museums. Paid summer internships with nonprofit organizations and businesses are available in New York City and abroad with the competitive Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship.


In the 2009-2010 academic year, full-time matriculated tuition for undergraduates is $2,300 per semester for New York State residents and $415 per equated credit for full or part-time matriculated non-residents. Part-time matriculated undergraduates pay $195 per credit (resident) and $415 per credit (nonresident).