Overview

Applicants
20,360
Acceptance Rate
75%

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
31%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
24:1
Total Faculty
968
with Terminal Degree
524

490
Men
478
Women
129
Minority
71
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Engineering-Related Fields

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Carolyn Shoemaker, Astronomer
Discovered a comet

Sandra Lerner, Entrepreneur
Founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics

Dr. Jane M. Hightower
Her study linked mercury poisoning with high-end fish consumption

Russ Woody
TV writer/producer - Murphy Brown, Cybill, Mad About You, and Becker

Don Young
Alaska, highest ranking Republican in Congress

Amanda Detmer
Film actor (Saving Silverman, The Majestic, Big Fat Liar)

Matt Olmstead
TV Writer/Producer - NYPD Blue, Blind Justice, Prison Break

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 2

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,538

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,865

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,598

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,690

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,538

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,002
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,162
Required Fees
$1,530
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,746

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,092

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,255
Out of State
1%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

52% female
48% male
1% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
1%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Billie Jackson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
211
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
12

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups

Sustainability

California State University—Chico was commended by The Daily Green website for having one of the greenest college cafeterias in the country, and it has landed in the top thirty-five on the Sierra Club’s Cool School list. CSU Chico has also received national honors for sustainability and environmental programs from The New York Times and the National Wildlife Federation and made top green college rankings from Kiwi magazine and Grist, an environmental news website. The university is committed to seeking LEED certification on all building projects and was a Charter Participant of the AASHE's STARS Program, an innovative self-reporting framework for universities to report and track sustainable development. CSU Chico has also committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus program introduced energy-saving software to campus computer labs, earning CSU Chico a $50,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric. Green Campus has also helped establish a Sustainability House on campus and Greeks Going Green, an organization to promote environmentally sound practices in sorority and fraternity houses, among many other projects. CSU Chico also hosts an annual “This Way to Sustainability” conference, with keynote speakers and workshops focusing on topics like green agriculture, curricula, energy, and ethics, and “Greenie” awards for community leaders and organizations. The campus already offers more than 200 sustainability-related courses, a new interdisciplinary minor in sustainability, and more than fifteen sustainability-focused student groups.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
10%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
100

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jessica Dietrich
Public Contact Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
400 West First S
Chico, CA 95929-0720

Phone
1-800-542-4426

Email
INFO@csuchico.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bell Memorial Union
Meriam Library
Turner Print Museum
Humanities Gallery/University Gallery
Wildcat Recreation Center
Nettleton Stadium; on-campus housing facilities; athletic facilities; recording arts studio

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bidwell Park
Bidwell Mansion
Stansbury House
The Chico Museum
Gateway Science Museum
The Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) offers free or inexpensive recreational programs for about 40,000 participants annually. About 340 adult softball teams play in CARD leagues. Chico has more than 50 tennis courts, over a dozen racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a roller-skating rink, four golf courses, and six gymnasiums. Bicycle magazine named Chico "America's Best Bike Town" in 1997. Snow skiing is two hours away. Three recreational lakes are within a few hours' distance. Bidwell Park has barbecue pits, swimming pools, softball diamonds, a children's playground, and horseback and jogging trails. Bidwell Nature Center and Chico Creek Nature Center offer educational experiences for children and adults.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
n/a
n/a
1-800-542-4426

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
lynabbiati@yahoo.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest international airport is located 90 miles south of Chico, in Sacramento. There are two shuttle services provided by two companies we recommend, as well as taxi services. Chico is served by the Greyhound bus line and Amtrak trains. United Express provides air service. Chico Municipal Airport is within 10 minutes of downtown. A municipal bus line, CATS, provides bus service throughout the community, and Butte County Transit provides service throughout Butte County. The Chico Clipper provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Chico is 90 miles north of Sacramento, and is 174 miles northeast of San Francisco. http://www.csuchico.edu/directions/

Local Accommodations
This link provides visitors with all the lodging accommodations in the Chico area: http://www.chicochamber.com/visitor/where_to_stay
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Key Stats

20,360
Applicants
16,255
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists