California State University, Chico

Chico, CA

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,864

$19,744

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
490
75th
580
25th
480
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,034
Declined 1,965
Total Received 19,999
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Public

17,604

undergraduate students

1,060

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,664
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

119-acre campus plus 1,000-acre farm in Chico (population: 508,529), 100 miles from Sacramento. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Sacramento. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
490
75th
580
25th
480
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) October 1
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,034
Declined 1,965
Total Received 19,999

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • 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

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

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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,865

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room $8,201
Board $3,696
Additional fees $2,122
Books & supplies $1,148
Total $20,909
Average Financial Aid - $8,865
Total with Avg. Aid $12,044

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Financial Aid Office


P: 530 898-6451
F: 530 898-6883
finaid@csuchico.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cycling, golf, inline hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboard, water polo, waterski

Club Sports - Women's

ballroom dance, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cycling, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing crew, rugby, soccer, track and field, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboard, water polo, waterski

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, football (non-tackle), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Botany/Plant Biology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Science.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering-Related Fields, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Services Administration.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Technology.
International Relations and Affairs.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musical Theatre.
Natural Sciences.
Nutrition Sciences.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computer Information Sciences
  3. Health Professions/related Programs

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

18,664

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

17,604
students

Female
53%
9,415

Male
47%
8,189

6%

1,060
students

Female
71%
753

Male
29%
307

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

15,969
students

Female
53%
8,491

Male
47%
7,478

9%

1,635
students

Female
57%
924

Male
43%
711

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Japan
Kuwait
Uae
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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