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.
Chico is a small community with many opportunities. The campus and residential areas are very close in proximity and cooperate well together. In fall, the already gorgeous campus becomes stunning with the changing of the leaves.
Kjerstin from Chico, CA
Chico has all the positives of small town life and close knit community, while still being a fairly large city. Home to the friendliest , most active, and involved community I've been a part of. I've been going to Chico for almost 2 semesters now and I love it.