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Most Helpful Review for California State University-Channel Islands
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Sarah from Claremont, CA
  • 23 out of 25 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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  • Maria
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    This University is small in quantity but is big in quality. The professors are there to help you succeed so there is one-on-one conversations and meetings. The residency is quite at times but there are usually informative and creative events that gone on throughout the year.

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  • Ariana from CA
  • Mar-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus was beautiful and had so many cool amenities that I loved, but it just wasn't the right fit for me. They have a dock and boats that you can rent out, they have rentable GoPros at the library, along with DSLR cameras and laptops, which I thought was awesome.

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  • Ariana from Oxnard, CA
  • Jan-21-2015 I am a current student here

    I enjoy attending this university because of its relatively small student count, which allows me to have better communication with my professors and an overall more positive learning environment, especially in the classroom. There are many resources on campus available for all students as well as reasonable office hours for all departments.

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  • Angel from Reseda, CA
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Off in the middle of nowhere but with no shortage of interesting people! Very active and safe campus, watch out for ghosts though. A place that prides itself in keeping a balance in the fun of college life and the hard work needed to study for your future.

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  • Kelly
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The school is still new and is being expanded; it's only 12 years old. It is a small school, but it is a beautiful, green school. It is more of a commuter school.

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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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