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California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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California Institute of Integral Studies is a nonprofit private college that has a fair number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in San Francisco, California, in a predominately urban area. Around 1,400 students enroll at CIIS per year.

Students can select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $26,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's net price calculator to identify their costs. Some students at California Institute of Integral Studies may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

Contact information, academics information, programs offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.ciis.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates California Institute of Integral Studies accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at California Institute of Integral Studies is around 1,400 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 94% enrolling as graduate students and 6% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $25,000-$30,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $640-$770 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$5,203
Receiving Student Loans100%$12,079

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, California Institute of Integral Studies may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (D, M)

Business and Marketing Studies

  • Organizational Behavior Studies (D, M)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Health and Medical Administrative Services (M)

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (M)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (D)