California State University-Chico
Chico, CA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
23,964
Students Applied
60%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1579
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Winter Deadline
June 30, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
45
36%
Submitting ACT
89%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1092
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
590
Reading
25th
500
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
35
Top 25%
76
Top 50%
100
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
653
$30k - $48k
311
$48k - $75k
277
$75k - $110k
178
$110k+
332

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 530-898-4428
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
Keep positive about your work load! Get things done when they are assigned and schedule around what you need to get done rather then what else you could be doing. Once you create a well organized schedule, everything is much simpler from there.
Jessica from Victorville, CA
Chico is the school to go to if you have a good head on your shoulders and you can focus on why you are really there...to go to school!
Bruck from San Carlos, CA
Look at the facts. Don't listen to what other people say because every one is different and no one know you better than yourself. Be prepared and be open-minded about the many people you may meet. Be friendly but don't lose yourself trying to impress others.
First Year Student
Get involved in events and if you are scared to do it by yourself, bring a friend. Explore the town on your bike to see all the works of art downtown.
Michael from Chico, CA
Essentials for being a student in chico are:
-Umbrella
-Blankets
-Heater (It gets very very very icy cold)
-Summer clothes and Winter clothes. ( shorts, shirts, sweaters, raincoats, etc)
-Typical college student daily school attire: workout clothes, also don't forget your water bottle. (we have H2O refill stations throughout campus)
-Add at least $20 in your WildCat card (your ID), you can add money in the second floor of the library, in front of the printing station. You just never know when you might have to buy something for class that can only be bought with the wildcat card. -Best studying places: 3rd floor library (4th & 2nd floor is where everyone can talk), BMU basement has a beautiful renovated study area.
-**IMPORTANT** Visit the Zen Den on the 3rd floor of the library. You'll thank me later. two word, Massage Chairs.
Juan from Chico, CA
Study hard, but have fun, too!
Get involved, go to parties sometimes (but don't partake in Thirsty Thursday-you won't have the motivation to go to class the next morning.), and explore Chico.
Elizabeth from Sacramento, CA
Make sure you take advantage of the opportunities around you. When done with homework look at all of the attractions the city has to offer.
Jeffery from Tracy, CA
Do not hide in your room! I never considered myself a social person. I've always preferred a good book to a good conversation but being away from home for the first time I knew I needed to establish a support system. I went to all the events, I kept my door open, and made myself available to others and voila! - friends.
Stacey from Dublin, CA
Make sure to get involved in every way you can. Living in the dorms will give you great connections and will help you in finding some of the best friends you will ever have. Also, do not forget to get out in the surrounding areas such as Upper Bidwell for hiking, biking, and swimming.
Jessica from Manteca, CA
Take advantage of all the university has to offer. I know for me getting involved with lacrosse, Alpha Omicron Pi, the Freshman Leadership Opportunity, and the REACH program helped me meet a lot of people and make new friends. Take advantage of the tutoring center! They are super helpful and I know that their help is why I am doing good in classes I would otherwise be failing.
Maria from San Jose, CA

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