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California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, California, United States
Imagine a big family—one that’s warm, welcoming, smart and fun. That’s California State University Channel Islands (CI), a four-year, public university in Camarillo, California. Established in 2002, we’re the youngest of 23 campuses in the CSU family.



Our history reflects we were destined to be a campus of innovation. As the youngest of the 23 CSU campuses, CI has an energy and vibrancy that’s felt everywhere on campus. From the start, we’ve offered integrative courses and programs that emphasize real-world experiences and service learning.


At CSUCI, everything—and we mean everything—connects to our mission and our “Four Pillars.” Our mission statement boils down to this: No matter which of our academic programs you choose, you’ll be at the center of your educational experience.


At a student-centered institution like CI, where we place a very high value on innovative and effective teaching, it’s easy to forget to make time in your week for the important work you do on your research, scholarship, or creative activity (RSCA).  


You've finished your degree and you're ready to kick your career into gear. Maybe you're ready to add your degree to your already great experience and take that next step up the ladder. Wherever your career goals are leading you, if you're an Extended University undergraduate, graduate or alumni of our degree programs, we're here to help.

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Student services

California State University Channel Islands (CI) puts student success first. It’s in our mission statement. It’s what we do—every day. So when you need help, we’re here for you—now and in the future.

Housing services

It’s time to visit California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). Are you ready for an innovative, student-focused education? Just 10 minutes from the beach and downtown Camarillo, the CSUCI campus provides everything you need to live, learn and thrive in your educational endeavors.

Library services

The John Spoor Broome Library enhances the CI mission of interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and service learning through active collaboration with students, faculty, and staff to plan, implement, promote, and access the use of collections and services and support student learning via its robust information literacy program.

Medical services

CSU Channel Islands Student Health Services (SHS) is an outpatient medical clinic whose staff is dedicated to providing compassionate, accessible and professional health care to CI's diverse student population. The clinic is affiliated with the Ventura County Medical System.

Student Life

Campus life

CI’s beautiful campus in Camarillo is midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and just 25 miles from Malibu. We’re nestled against the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains—and not far from the Pacific Ocean.

Sports facilities

The Recreation Center is home to the Health and Fitness component of Campus Recreation. The fitness area provides opportunities to develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. Cardiovascular amenities of the fitness center include treadmills, stair climbers, recumbent cycles, stationary cycles and elliptical trainers. The resistance training amenities include selectorized Cybex stations, a power cage, a cable crossover, a selection of free weight benches, a large selection of dumbbells from 2 – 120 pounds, and more than 2,000 pounds of Olympic plates.

Student clubs

To get the most out of California State University Channel Islands (CI), don’t just go to class and go home. CI offers plenty of ways for you to get involved, improve your leadership skills and make friends—and memories—that will last a lifetime. With more than 40 student organizations, California State University Channel Islands (CI) offers many ways for you to feed your passions—and spark new interests. You can also gain invaluable leadership skills—and build your résumé—by getting involved. If you don’t see what you like in the following list, start an organization or get involved to learn more.


California State University Channel Islands (CI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

Student Reviews

Worth the money
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Offered a great extension program for my major that is no longer available, thus I matriculated into the on-campus program.

to study or not to study
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Both study groups and studying by myself; depended on the classes. I did not study much.

Camarillo, California, United States

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