16,471
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,022
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
66
15393/23124
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

California State University, Chico is a Comprehensive institution located in Chico, CA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 400 West First Street
Chico, CA  95929-0722
United States
Contact Admissions Counselor
Email: info@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-6322
Fax: 530-898-6456

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Business And Management Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23,124
Applied
15,393
Accepted
16,471
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

13,454
Females Applied
9,252
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9,670
Males Applied
6,141
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: GPA from 10th/11th grade college preparatory courses

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th March 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,044
In-state
18,204
Out-of-state
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Fees

5,472
Full-time student fees
12,536
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

16,022
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,631
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,653
Avg. Loan Aid
1,429
Avg. Grant Aid
10,134
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

16,471
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 31.01%
Black or African American 2.48%
White or Caucasian 43.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.57%
Asian 5.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 5.39%
Other 7.64%

Gender

Male (47.37%)
Female (52.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 13%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Up 'til Dawn (fund-raiser), Cesar Chavez Day Cats in the Community Clean-Up and Wildcat Welcome

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark
More services
student employment, placement office, disabled student services

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Pre-Medical Association, Health Professionals Association (HPA), Audio Engineering Society, Student Association Of Social Work SASW (Undergraduate) and Recreation Hospitality and Parks Society (RHAPS)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention workshops, RAD self-defense program, Chico Safe Rides, blue light emergency phones, freshmen safety orientation

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

996
Total Faculty
24:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 507
Part-time - 489
Male - 492
Female - 504