California State University-Chico

First and Normal Sts, Chico, CA
4-year
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Questions and Answers about California State University-Chico

Jalen G.
6 months ago
What meal plan options are available?
Matthew G.
6 months ago
What type of clubs are at CSU Chico?
Gwyneth H.
6 months ago
Can summer housing be provided?
Kyriel O.
7 months ago
Are there any other Filipino students at CSU Chico?
Kyriel O.
7 months ago
Can my parents visit me anytime at my housing?
Ariel B.
7 months ago
Do any scholarships cover for housing at CSU Chico?
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Majors offered at California State University-Chico

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Psychology, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Academics at California State University-Chico

1000-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
18-24
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
24 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (65% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for California State University-Chico Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
California State University-Chico Students10%6%38%50%1%4%2%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
California State University-Chico Students
23%
74%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for California State University-Chico students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer92k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)87k
Executive Director85k
Project Engineer75k
Human Resources (HR) Manager74k
Mechanical Engineer69k
Operations Manager62k
Based on 11,410 student responses
57.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
108.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
13%in STEM careers

Net price of attending California State University-Chico

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Student reviews of California State University-Chico

by Bold.org students

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100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Fun orientation programs
Accessible and helpful professors
Starlene Diaz
Comics
Movies And Film
Cosmetology

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

Amy Esquivel
Wrestling
Babysitting And Childcare
Animals
Veterinary Medicine

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The culture shock coming from my hometown to here

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

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!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

Nia Porter
Business And Entrepreneurship
Cosmetology
Biology
Art + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Chico is a super cute college town surrounded by nature! Really beautiful campus!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Because it's so small there is very little to compared to bigger cities.

Nicholas Stamper
Exercise And Fitness
Social Media
Education
Writing + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Chico is an incredibly beautiful, friendly, and welcoming town. It is entirely built around the university. When you enter Chico it feels as though you are in an alternate dimension where everyone is a friendly college student. I love my professors, the classwork, and of course, the gorgeous campus!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Amberlynn Avila
Politics and Political Science
Finance
Soccer
Golf + 6 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Having a campus centrally located Downtown and the park makes the whole experience better. There are plenty of coffee shops for study sessions and quiet places to study or just decompress. The professors are always helpful and there is a great sense of community among all of the students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cost of off-campus housing can be pricey. Make sure you plan out your expenses if you are looking for an off-campus experience.

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