Founded as a teachers college in 1887, California State University-Chico is a 4-year public school in northern California and the second oldest campus in the California State University system. Chico State is home to 10 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 66 academic majors. In addition to its academic offerings, Chico State publishes The Orion, a student-run weekly newspaper which has won the National Pacemaker Award more than 10 times. To promote sustainability, all of Chico State’s campus computer labs feature Energy-saving software endorsed by The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus program.
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.