California State University, Chico (Chico State)

Chico, CA

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California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico Student Essentials

California State University, Chico Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Wildcat
Nickname: Chico State
Website: www.csuchico.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 6,890
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 18,548
Retention Rate: 87%
Enrollment: 17,115
Year Established: 1887

About Chico State

Founded over 130 years ago as a training center for teachers, California State University at Chico has grown to become a comprehensive university with excellent undergraduate academics and one of the finest public graduate schools in the west.

CSU Chico’s most popular majors are Business Administration, Elementary Education and Psychology, but the school offers more than 150 undergraduate programs of study.

Additionally, the university’s graduate school has over 25 master’s degree programs available, including unique concentrations like Recreation Management and Hydrology.

With an enrollment that typically exceeds 15,000, Cal State Chico’s campus is a bustling community. Student life at CSU Chico provides access to more than 220 clubs and organizations, as well as several opportunities for civic engagement. For example, Community Action Volunteers in Education creates chances for students at the university to volunteer locally.

Federal programs are CSU Chico’s main source of financial aid, but the university also funds several scholarships. The criteria for these awards vary, but may include academic, athletic or artistic achievement, as well as need.

Some awards require separate application, while others, like the CSU Chico President’s Scholarship, are given automatically to students who meet the academic requirements.

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Chico State Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave California State University, Chico 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating

Hands down the best experience of my life. The best town, the best school, the best people. Its truly a magical little town. It is a perfect college town that centers everything around its students. I joined a sorority as a freshman and loved having older girls show me the ropes of the town and make me feel comfortable in my new home.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1994

Overall Rating

I loved Chico and my experience there was a very positive one. The people I met were wonderful, and some of my greatest friendships were formed during those years. I loved the small town atmosphere, and all of the outdoor activities that were available, especially the gem of the town, Bidwell Park. There's also a great music scene, the campus is cool, you are close to Tahoe and the Bay Area, and overall I just found it to be a very special place.


Chico State Map & Location

California State University, Chico
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929


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Getting Around Chico State

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chico, CA

Winter
Dec
56
35
Jan
55
36
Feb
61
38
Spring
Mar
66
42
Apr
73
45
May
81
52
Summer
Jun
89
57
Jul
94
61
Aug
94
58
Fall
Sep
90
55
Oct
80
47
Nov
65
40

Chico State Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,779
Freshman Class 1,900
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 17,115

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 18%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 60%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 18%
African American 2%
Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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