These schools are similar to California State University-Chico in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
Currently doing my first year at Chico and it's been a solid experience. The staff really do care and help the students in any way they can - Professors aid in looking over paperwork and never seem to be put out by extra questions. They really do their best in making sure you are on track to succeeding. The library is solid, getting an ID is easy, and for those who enjoy fitness, their two-story gym is amazing - they even have a rock wall to climb. Plenty of spots to park your bikes, cycles, and even skateboards. Student ID allows you to use the busses for free, so it's easier to get around the town. Food can be tricky as a lot of places do close around 2 -5, so outside dining will be a must. You can get aid with your student ID at grocery stores, and they help with Calfresh apps.
Mainly the food issue of on-campus food options after 4 pm, but that's due to COVID and it can be easily found off-campus.
I like how open and supportive the campus community and culture are. From someone who is far from home Chico has made its way into my heart as a second home.
The culture shock coming from my hometown to here
Chico State University is very welcoming to new and transfer students. There are so many opportunities within the college, and clubs to join. There are job and internship opportunities to help you get into your career of choice, and workshops to help with all questions!
The off-campus dorms are older and have some maintenance issues, but on campus are brand new and clean. The Sutter dining is okay, the food is the same, but good.
Chico is a super cute college town surrounded by nature! Really beautiful campus!
Because it's so small there is very little to compared to bigger cities.