|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
67% of students gave California State University, Chico 5 stars overall.
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.
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.
California State University, Chico
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Seasonal average temperatures for Chico, CA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||15,779|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||17,115|
- Latino: 18%
- African American: 2%
- Caucasian: 60%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
- Asian: 6%
- Unknown and Other: 14%
|American Indian or Alaska native||1%|
|Unknown and Other||14%|
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