The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. It is a comprehensive four-year college that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. CSI also participates in doctoral programs that are offered by the greater CUNY Graduate School and University Center.
Though founded in 1976, the current CSI campus opened in 1994, when it became the largest college campus site in New York City. It is also the only public college on Staten Island. There are 14 academic buildings and over 300 classrooms, offices, study lounges, and laboratories. The campus is divided into quadrangles, connected by a walkway called the Alumni Walk. There is ample room for walking, studying, or lounging outside in the open fields between the buildings. Sixteen works of art are scattered through this landscape, which is filled with trees and flowers and often resembles a garden – a rare find in New York City.