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California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, California, United States
As the only public four-year university in Ventura County, CSU Channel Islands is a unique institution in the region. Its economic and fiscal impacts benefit the economies of the Local Area, Ventura County and the entire State. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (1)



Our history reflects we were destined to be a campus of innovation. As the youngest of the 23 CSU campuses, CSUCI 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.


These impacts generate significant benefits in the form of increased employment, labor income and economic output. Moreover, CSUCI’s operations generate millions in tax revenue — money that goes toward important public services.


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).  


California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) is a great place to work. We’re not the only ones who think so. The Chronicle of Higher Education regularly names CSUCI one of the best universities in the country to work for. Even more important: CSUCI joins just 42 institutions named to The Chronicle’s Honor Roll.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


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

Feel the fit. 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.

ICT services

The mission of Information Technology Services is to provide and support technology and innovative solutions that enhance the educational experience and University operations.

Medical services

CSU Channel Islands Student Health Services (SHS) provides CI students with treatment for common injuries, illnesses, and other medical issues. We provide compassionate, accessible, and professional health care as an outpatient clinic 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. 

Student Reviews

First-Year Student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

We are primarily online, which is a pro and a con. As a first-year, the adjustment has been a little difficult living on campus by myself and supporting myself. The classes are okay, but I want to focus more on my minor Visual Media Communications because I am interested in art and communications.

Time to see the world
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My first semester at CSUCI has been online due to Covid I prefer to be in class than at home

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.

Camarillo, California, United States

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