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Most Helpful Review for California State University-Channel Islands
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Sarah from Claremont, CA
  • 22 out of 24 people found this review helpful

CSUCI is the newest Cal State and a small one but definitely worth checking out. There is a brand new business school, gorgeous library, small class sizes, new housing, and engaging teachers. You get a private school experience at a state school price. Stick out the general ed, and get engaged!

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  • Dolphin
  • Oct-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Nicknamed C-Sucky after its acronym (CSUCI), this school most resembles an island in that it is surrounded by farmland, and although the ocean is actually a 10-15 minute drive away, students can enjoy the scent of manure-based fertilizer used in the local fields. Admittedly, students at CI benefit from the small population, in that class sizes are generally low and it is relatively easy to establish a relationship with faculty. However, the downside is that it is difficult to obtain necessary courses (limited offerings and classes cancelled due to low enrollment), there are few major/minor options, and campus life is virtually nonexistent.

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  • Cheyenne from Moorpark, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Channel Islands is a calm, small, commuter school. The campus is beautiful and close to the beach with wonderful California weather. Classes are small and ideal for great learning.

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  • Emily from Ventura, CA
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    If you enjoy smaller class sizes, one on one teacher interaction and a quaint campus, Channel Islands is right for you. This school has a high student orientated way of running and there are always ways to get questions answered. Though small and fairly new, this school still has pride.

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  • Sara from North Hollywood, CA
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    CSUCI is an amazingly beautiful school. It is a smaller school but big enough to walk around and find many places. It is remote but 10 minutes from the beach and shopping outlets.

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  • Nigel from Compton, CA
  • Nov-23-2013 I am a past student here

    This university is an amazing place to not only start your college career but to grow as a person through the CI culture. The people here are friendly and the university prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism. With the beautiful scenery, small class sizes, interpersonal relationships with student and staff, and the great network of this university, CSU Channel Islands is where you want to be.

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  • Tianna from Sonora, CA
  • Aug-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Cal State Channel Islands is one of the most beautiful colleges around. Not only is the campus aesthetically pleasing, the professors are some of the best I've ever met. The entire staff team here are genuinely here to help the students have the best experience possible.

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  • Natalie
  • Aug-16-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus is easy to navigate, although it may take a good two or three times to get familiar and comfortable. Both students and staff are very welcoming and helpful to those who attend and/or visit the university. Overall, the campus is beautiful, clean, and a very peaceful environment for students to feel safe and at ease.

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  • Yesenia from Compton, CA
  • Aug-06-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This University puts its students at the center of everything. They have classrooms of less than 40 students. Their professors are always their to see you even after office hours.

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  • Katrina from Lindsay, CA
  • Aug-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Great school with a good and friendly environment. Small and comfortable enough to lounge around where ever you would want to. Staff is very flexible.

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