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California State University-Chico

Chico, CA, USA
3.87 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
98%
Out of State Students
2%
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1003
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
17,789
Total Number of Undergrads
16,670
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,365
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,472
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,632
0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,134
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
179
Size of Town
City: Small
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Chico
Sacramento
Los Angeles
San Diego
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
63%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
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.
Matthew from Chico, CA

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