California State University-Chico is the second oldest campus in the California State University system. The university is listed as #8 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report and listed among the top “Green Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Energy-saving software was introduced into Chico’s campus computer labs by The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus program. The Orion, which is the student-run weekly newspaper, has won the National Pacemaker Award more than 10 times since it began publishing in 1975.
This is a green campus and is full of open-mined people that are kind and caring. The city surrounding the school is beautiful and though it is considered a 'party city' you don't have to be a party person. Their is almost no pressure to do something your not comfortable with and much of the focus of the school is based on your academics.
First Year Student
Chico is a tiny college town that is surrounded by adventures that open up your mind about the world. Bidwell Park located in Chico and walking distance from the campus is where I go to do my homework. Once I am done with my homework have multiple things I can do at this park, go for a swim, slip on my running shoes for a run, attempt multiple hikes and some of the greatest bike rides that you will remember for the rest of your life.