There are ## colleges in Staten Island, NY. These schools are part of District 31.

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Best colleges in Staten Island

Wagner College

Wagner College was founded in 1883.

Wagner College Ratings:

Niche: B-

US News: #34 in Regional Universities North 

Princeton Review: NA


Major's Offered

  • Registered nursing/registered nurse 
  • Business administration and management
  • Drama and dramatics/theatre arts
  • Psychology
  • Fine and studio arts management
  • Sociology
  • Elementary education and teaching
  • Biology/biological sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics
  • English language and literature
  • Anthropology
  • Computer science
  • Biopsychology
  • Economics
  • Cinematography and film/video production
  • Economics
  • International relations and affairs
  • Political science and government
  • Art/art studies
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Multi-/interdisciplinary studies
  • Computer and information systems security/information assurance0
  • Spanish language and literature0
  • Public policy analysis
  • Music

General Information:

Number of students: 2,200

Tuition: 50,010 USD

Address: 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301, United States

Phone number: 718-390-3100


  • Donna Lupardo, member of the New York State Assembly
    • Gerard Malanga, poet and Andy Warhol collaborator
    • Nicole Malliotakis, member of the United States House of Representatives from New York’s 11th congressional district
    • Arno Minkkinen, Finnish-American photographer
    • Kenneth Mitchell, politician, executive director of the Staten Island Zoo
    • Guy Molinari, former borough president of Staten Island; former member of the United States Congress
    • Dan Mullen, head football coach at University of Florida
    • Alexander Noyes, current drummer for the band Honor Society[citation needed]
    • Amy Polumbo, former Miss New Jersey (2007–2008)
    • Wanda S. Praisner, poet[citation needed]
    • Carl-Olivier Primé, Canadian football player
    • Sheldon Schafer, Professor at Bradley University and past president of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association[citation needed]
    • Greg Senat, NFL football player
    • Brian Sgambati, actor
    • Bret Shuford, actor
    • Julian Stanford, NFL linebacker for the Buffalo Bills
    • Cam Gill, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl Winner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Olivia Brewer Stapp, American opera singer
    • Lynne Stewart, civil rights lawyer
    • Philip S. Straniere, civil court judge
    • Robert Straniere, former member of New York State Assembly
    • Michael Tadross, film producer
    • Armin Thurnher, journalist, co-editor of Vienna weekly news magazine Falter
    • Les R. Trautmann, editor of the Staten Island Advance from 1965 until his death in 1992
    • Gustave W. Weber, president of Susquehanna University, 1959–1977
    • Beverly Hoehne Whipple, sexologist, co-author of The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality
    • Brian Whitman, radio talk show host
    • Paul Zindel, author and playwright

St John's University (Staten Island Campus)

St John’s University  was founded in 1870.

St John's University (Staten Island Campus) Ratings:

Niche: B-

US News: #172 in National Universities 

Princeton review: 84%/100


Major's Offered

  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Doctor of Professional Studies
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Administrative Studies
  • Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)
  • Advertising Communication
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Childhood Education (1-6)
  • Communication
  • Communication Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Computing and Machine Learning
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Studies
  •  Finance
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  •  Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  •  Public Relations
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Sociology
  • Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Sport Management
  • Television and Film
  • Theology

General Information:

Number of students: 21,087

Tuition: $36,040 for undergraduates during the 2022–23 academic year, and tuition for graduate programs is between $9,846 and $15,316 per semester

Address: 300 Howard Avenue, Flynn, Hall, Room 101, Staten Island, NY 10301, United States

Phone number: 718-390-4500


  • Anthony Bevilacqua, Catholic Prelate, Archbishop of Philadelphia, having previously served as Bishop of Pittsburgh.
  • Mariah the Scientist, singer-songwriter
  • Robert J. Brennan, Catholic Prelate, Bishop of Brooklyn (the diocese which St. John’s is based in) and previous Bishop of Columbus, Ohio and auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
  • Kevin J. Sweeney, Catholic Prelate, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, and previous vocations director for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
  • Richard G. Henning. Catholic Prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre.
  • Mike Korzemba Very popular YouTuber with 1.66 Million subscribers.
  • New York Governors Hugh L. Carey and Mario M. Cuomo, former California Governor George Deukmejian
  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly
  • former secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Ronald H. Brown
  • Queen’s Borough President Melinda Katz

  • Grammy Award-winning artist and producer J. Cole

College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island was founded in 1956.

College of Staten Island Ratings:

Niche: C

US News: #131-#171 in Regional Universities North

Princeton review: NA


Major's Offered

  • Accounting (BS)
  • African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
  • American Studies (BA)
  • Art (BA)
  • Art (BFA)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (7-12) (BS)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Business (AAS)
  • Business (BS)
  • Chemistry (7-12) (BS)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Cinema Studies (BA)
  • Communications (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Computer Science–Mathematics (BS)
  • Computer Technology (AAS)
  • Drama (BS)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (BS)
  • Earth Science (7-12) (BS)
  • Economics (BA)
  • Economics (BS)
  • Electrical Engineering (BS)
  • Engineering Science (AS)
  • Engineering Science (BS)
  • English (7-12) (BA)
  • English (BA)
  • Geography (BA)
  • History (7-12) (BA)
  • History (BA)
  • Information Systems and Informatics (BS)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Italian Studies (7-12) (BA)
  • Italian Studies (BA)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS)
  • Mathematics (7-12) (BS)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music (BS)
  • Nursing (AAS)
  • Nursing (BS)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Philosophy and Political Science (BA)
  • Physics (7-12) (BS)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Science, Letters, and Society (1-6) (BA)
  • Science, Letters, and Society (BA)
  • Science, Letters, and Society (Birth-2) (BA)
  • Social Work (BS)
  • Sociology/Anthropology (BA)
  • Spanish (7-12) (BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)
  • Accounting Minor
  • African and African Diaspora Studies Minor
  • American Sign Language Minor
  • American Studies Minor
  • Arabic Minor
  • Art Minor
  • Biochemistry Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Business Data Analytics Minor
  • Business Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Chinese Minor
  • Cinema Production Minor
  • Cinema Studies Minor
  • Computational Linguistics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Corporate Communications Minor
  • Critical Criminology and Social Justice Minor
  • Dance Minor
  • Design and Digital Media Minor
  • Disability Studies Minor
  • Drama Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • Economics Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Ethics Minor
  • Finance Minor
  • French Minor
  • Geography Minor
  • Geology Minor
  • History Minor
  • Humanities Honors Minor
  • Information Management Minor
  • International Studies Minor
  • Italian Minor
  • Journalism Minor
  • Latin American Caribbean, Latina/o Studies Minor
  • Legal Studies Minor
  • Linguistics Minor
  • Literature Minor
  • Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Media Studies Minor
  • Music Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Photography Minor
  • Physics Minor
  • Political Science Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Public Administration Minor
  • Sociology/Anthropology Minor
  • Spanish Minor
  • Speech-Language Pathology Minor
  • Sports Management
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor
  • Writing Minor

General Information:

Number of students: 13,798

Tuition: Local tuition 7,490 USD, Domestic tuition 15,440 USD

Address: 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314, United States

Phone number: 718-982-2000


  • Farooque Ahmed, imprisoned for planning to bomb Washington Metro stations
  • Joanne Bland, civil rights activist in Alabama
  • Justin Brannan, New York City Council since 2018, representing Brooklyn; former musician
  • Sara M. Gonzalez, New York City Council 2002–2014, representing Brooklyn
  • Vinny Guadagnino, American reality television personality, best known for MTV’s Jersey Shore
  • Muriel A. Howard, president of Buffalo State College 1996–2009
  • Raj Amit Kumar, filmmaker and writer, best known for Unfreedom which is banned in India
  • Jeremy Luke, film and television actor
  • Bahman Maghsoudlou, filmmaker and film historian, CSI Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Michael Mulgrew, fifth President of the United Federation of Teachers
  • Joe Rigby, jazz saxophonist, NYC music teacher of the year 1996
  • Gene Simmons, co-lead singer and bassist from the band Kiss
  • Kevin Sussman, actor in The Big Bang Theory.

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