California State University, Chico

Chico, CA

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,806

$19,686

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
52%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%
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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

16,099

undergraduate students

915

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 17,014
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chico Municipal

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Chico Snow Club
  • Chico State Nursing Club
  • Pre-Medical Association
  • Health Professionals Association
  • Exercise Physiology Majors Club

Top Events

  • Choose Chico
  • Cats in the Community
  • Wildcat Welcome
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
23%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
52%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.41

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Football, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Football, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

17,014

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

16,099
students

Female
53%
8,538

Male
47%
7,561

5%

920
students

Female
71%
655

Male
29%
265

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

14,984
students

Female
54%
7,969

Male
46%
7,015

7%

1,115
students

Female
52%
569

Male
48%
546

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,579

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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