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Tuition

$10,522

$21,682

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,326
Declined + 3,242
Total Received 15,568
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  25

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Liberal Studies
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

California State at Chico, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 130-acre campus is located in the Sierra foothills, 90 miles from Sacramento.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,470
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4048
ACT 0212

Social Networks

Public

15,316

undergraduate students

1,154

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
56%
12-17
13%
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Chico, CA

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Chico, CA

119-acre campus plus 1,000-acre farm in Chico (population: 86,290), 100 miles from Sacramento. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Sacramento. Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
56%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 1 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,326
Declined + 3,242
Total Received 15,568

Admissions Contact

Allan C. Bee
Director of Admissions Office
P: 800 542-4426
F: 530 898-6456
info@csuchico.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,932,427
State $32,052,045
Institutional $144,627
Other external
Total $59,129,099

Non-need-based

Federal
State $61,750
Institutional $1,123,569
Other external $1,632,196
Total $2,817,515

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Wildcat
School colors
cardinal and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Agricultural Business
Agriculture
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Computer Graphics
Art
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Botany
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Chemistry
Child Development
Civil Engineering
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications Design
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Physiology
French
Geography
Geology
Geoscience
German
Health Sciences
History
Humanities
Independent Major
Instructional Design/Technology
Instructional Technology
International Relations
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
Microbiology
Multicultural/Gender Studies
Music
Music Industry/Technology
Musical Theatre
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Nutritional Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation Administration
Religious Studies
Social Science
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Major
Sustainable Manufacturing
Teaching International Languages
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

93%

15,316
students

Female
52%
7,954

Male
48%
7,362

Graduate

7%

1,154
students

Female
68%
781

Male
32%
373

undergraduateFull-time

92%

14,103
students

Female
53%
7,349

Male
47%
6,754

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,213
students

Female
50%
605

Male
50%
608

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented Brazil
France
Japan
Kuwait
South Korea
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Maria Olson
Admissions Evaluator
530 898-4895
iss@csuchico.edu

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