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California State University-Chico Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,097 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 20 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,203)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,262)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - -
Golf 11 10 - -
Soccer 31 34 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 70 63 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 29 26 - -
Volleyball - 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.0%
Hispanic 13.3%
Non-resident alien 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 63.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 67
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 9
Reviews Dorm Life
  • First Year Student
  • 4
  • Truthfully it depends on which roommates you can get. They can be awesome like mine or they can be hard party animals like my friend's. you can enjoy dorm experience…

  • Dec-05-2012 Read More
  • Megan from Brentwood, CA
  • 5
  • I had a great experience in the dorms. I lived in Whitney Hall and they always had social events going on to meet new people. Your first year you don't…

  • Dec-30-2015 Read More
  • Juan from Chico, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is very active and fun. There are various events throughout the year, which are free and very fun! Roommates get matched up with someone of common interests, and…

  • Jun-25-2017 Read More
  • Kjerstin from Chico, CA
  • 5
  • The greatest way to learn about campus and meet your potential best friends! With some great activities and programs, there is always something to do and someone to talk to.…

  • Feb-10-2012 Read More
  • Matthew from Chico, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is a great experience to meet fellow classmates and make the transition into college less stressful. It allows for quick access to campus buildings and easy availability to…

  • Apr-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Maria from San Jose, CA
  • Mar-15-2018 I am a current student here

    The main dining place is Sutter. It is buffet style so you just have to swipe once and then get anything you please. They have pizza, pasta, a salad bar, etc. They also serve different kinds of burgers with fries and Chinese food. They also have a bunch of breakfast cereals and a waffle maker which is great. They also have The Marketplace and they have all kinds of food, but you pay with Flex cash not with swipes.

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  • 5
  • Juan from Chico, CA
  • Jun-25-2017 I am a current student here

    Chico and its taco stands on every corner! It's a college students' dream come true. Chico has a wide variety of food on and off campus. On campus we have the Bear, also Celestino's NY Pizza. There is just so much to explore in chico, and gastronomy is definitely one of Chico's pillars.

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  • 4
  • Vincent from Lodi, CA
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    The food is good, but there can be better things served at times. Also the dining times I feel should be extended for people who cant make dinner by seven.

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  • 4
  • Sydney from San Jose, CA
  • Oct-07-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining hall, Sutter Hall, has decent food. The dining hall is open until about 7pm daily. Sutter Hall has options such as a salad or sandwich bar, cereals, yogurt, fruit and coffee on a daily basis. They also have different food each night which can range from tacos or pulled pork sandwiches, to chicken Parmesan over pasta.

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  • 2
  • Jeanette from Chico, CA
  • Jan-04-2016 I am a current student here

    You can get decent food/snacks at the Market place or at Holt and Butte Station. But sutter dining hall gets old fast and the same with the sutter cafe which is open at specific hours.

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  • 2
  • Megan from Brentwood, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is pricey and not good. However, you are in walking distance to downtown where there is great food.

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  • 5
  • Griffin from Chico, CA
  • Dec-14-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    To be honest, tired of Mexican food.( SO MUCH AND SO CHEAP) There are ten Taco wagons in town. All with less than a mile between each other. One street has five, each taco truck has authentic food. The food is Cheap, A BURRITO IS 4$. AND THERE ARE BIG BURRITOS. The food is the best off campus. The CAMPUS IS SURROUNDED BY DOWNTOWN. BEST, AND WILL MISS IT WHEN i LEAVE THE TOWN. off campus food is a couple feet from campus. literally. Hot dog stands in the entrance of university.

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  • 4
  • Zer
  • Feb-21-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is good but a bit pricey.

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  • 5
  • Amber from CA
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    There are food and drink carts everywhere, with healthy options, and vegetarian and vegan options. The cafeteria has local foods too.

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  • 4
  • Iliana from Chico, CA
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Sutter Dinning Hall offers a great variety of food and its really easy to find something that you will like there.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Juan from Chico, CA
  • Jun-25-2017 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very active on campus. There is always a frat or sorority raising money on campus or tabling. Typical, Greek parties are very "Lit" in Chico. Despite the typical preconceived notion of greek life, there are various affiliates that actually promote self growth and development and not just keg stands.

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  • 0
  • Esmeralda from Hawthorne, CA
  • Oct-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty to choose one! More than a dozen probably so don't be afraid to look for one that can fit you and join!

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  • 0
  • Bay Area
  • Jul-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I just rushed this last semester and it was a great decision! You meet so many people so if you are looking for more things to do and want to meet more people I would recommend checking out the greek life.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Chico, CA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing! I was really hesitant on joining a sorority but it has made chico such a better experience. You meet more people than you can imagine and now I feel I have met the friends I will keep for a life time. Being greek connects you with so many people and gives you some events to go to for fun!

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  • 0
  • Robert from Orland, CA
  • Feb-08-2014 I am a current student here

    I wasn't part of any but there ware so many around lots of Frats and Sorority's it looked like a lot of fun.

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  • 0
  • Natalie from Fair Oaks, CA
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek life is active on campus if you choose to participate but it is not essential in order to make friends and feel like a part of your school. There are plenty of other activities you can join in to keep active.

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