California State University, Chico

Chico, CA

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.

Tuition & Fees

$7,814

$19,694

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
29%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,740
Declined + 7,168
Total Received 25,908
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Public

16,094

undergraduate students

920

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 4048
ACT 0212

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,014
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)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  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)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Chico, CA

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.

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
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 5% of male students
 
7 sororities 6% of female students
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% 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
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
29%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
40%
12-17
34%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,740
Declined + 7,168
Total Received 25,908

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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Admissions Contact

Kimberly Guanzon
Director of Admissions
P: 800 542-4426
F: 530 898-6456
info@csuchico.edu

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,607

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room & board $11,360
Additional fees $2,072
Books & supplies $1,970
Total $21,144
Average Financial Aid - $12,607
Total with Avg. Aid $8,537
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Dan Reed
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@csuchico.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Anita Barker (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Wildcat
School colors
cardinal and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agriculture
Animal Science
Anthropology
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 Animation/Game Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Physiology
French
Geography
Geology
Geoscience
German
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
History
Humanities
Independent Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Journalism
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
Microbiology
Multicultural/Gender Studies
Music Industry/Technology
Musical Theatre
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Nutritional Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation Administration
Recreation/Hospitality/Parks Management
Religious Studies
Social Science
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Major
Sustainable Manufacturing
Teaching International Languages
Theatre Arts
Undeclared
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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

17,014

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

16,094
students

Female
53%
8,536

Male
47%
7,558

5%

920
students

Female
71%
655

Male
29%
265

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

14,979
students

Female
54%
7,967

Male
46%
7,012

7%

1,115
students

Female
52%
569

Male
48%
546

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Cindy McKay
Advisor International Admissions
530 898-5415
iss@csuchico.edu

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