California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco , CA 4.33 , 4

About California Institute of Integral Studies

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4 yr
Private not-for-profit
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Why Consider California Institute of Integral Studies?

California Institute of Integral Studies is a Four or more years, Private not-for-profit, located in a San Francisco setting in San Francisco,CA They offer the following awards: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor's Degree, Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice, Doctor's Degree - Research/Scholarship

General Information

  • Special Learning Opportunities: Undergrad Distance, Grad Distance

  • Credit Accepted: Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement(AP) credits

  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities

  • Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Faculty And Graduate Assistants By Primary Function Full-Time Part-Time
Total Faculty 157 164
 Instructional 0 0
 Research and public service 0 -
Total Graduate Assistants - -
 Instructional 63 -
 Research 0 -

Student Services

  • Study Abroad Services

  • Weekend Evening College Services

  • Academic Career Counseling Services

  • Employment Services for Students

  • Placement Services Completers

  • Library Services

Services and Programs for Service Members and Veterans

  • Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 Gl Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)

  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families

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Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation

California Institute of Integral Studies has a total graduate enrollment of 1,367
Graduate attendance rate of 23% part-time and 77% full-time
For the years 2016-2017 California Institute of Integral Studies awarded: 62 bachelor's degree, 277 master's degree, 29 doctor's degree, 17 doctor's degree - professional practice, 36 doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to making it possible for all admitted students to attend CIIS regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Assistance offerd to both domestic and international CIIS students. Financial aid encompasses scholarships, grants, and loans.


Receiving Pell Grants


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Student Reviews
  • I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I feel so blessed to be giving the opportunity to study at this university because it encourages self-growth and finding one's place in society. California of Institute of Integral Studies is not like any ordinary school I feel like I have been exposed the the riches context. Programs at CIIS are transformation experiences and their alternative form of education fosters the opportunity to thrive in the program and in life.
  • I am a PhD Student earning my PhD in Human Sexuality. when completed I will be a certified sex educator, sex therapist, and community advocate. Overall I believe that this is an excellent school. A few drawbacks are the need to be on campus for Academic Intensives, 3 to 4 days, (stay in town during this time) every 6 to 8 weeks. The books are provided through an online bookstore which is convenient. For students who have invisible disabilities there may need to be some self-advocacy to assure needs are met. Other then that, I love this school and would recommend it. There are other great programs here as well, which are very creative artistic and healing
  • Although California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS) is a small school in San Francisco, I have really enjoyed my time there. Although it is a small university, it is located in the downtown area where it is very busy at times and can be somewhat scary walking at night. I am currently in the Expressive Arts Therapy program with a cohort of 14 students. We have had a great relationship with our professors who really listen to our needs. They will adjust the class according to where we are at at times and take the time to make sure we understand what we are learning. Many of the professors will start a class with a checking in to see how we are doing that day and are really genuine and open to different opinions. My cohort has been very supportive of each other whether its helping out with assignments or being there as a friend. I am very thankful for my program however not all programs are the same there are many programs offered at the school.

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