B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
California State University - Chico is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929
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California State University - Chico Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,645/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,378/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,723/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,054/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,178/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,873/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.151 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,246Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Laid-back
    33%
  • Fun-loving
    16%
  • Alcoholic
    2%
  • Rude
    2%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.177 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.200 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    35%
  • Educational, creative, and social
    32%
  • Diverse, resourceful, and helpful
    14%
  • Easy-going
    13%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • No one Cares
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.99 responses
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California State University - Chico Reviews

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I fell in love with Chico State the second I stepped foot on campus. They provide an extremely accepting atmosphere on top of constantly keeping students in the loop on events that happen throughout the school year! Chico State offers a variety of helpful resources such as tutoring, aides, great places to study on campus, etc. I also love Chico State for being so involved in Chico's community as a whole. It has the most BEAUTIFUL campus with many trees and gorgeous greenery as well as original buildings.
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The place is beatuful! Rent is not expensive and people are relly nice! Most student are very active and atrend the gym. The Gym has a pool, jacuzzi as well as many different equipment for all tipes of sports. The school provides many interesting couses perfect for the elective which includudes wine tasting and hicking. Chico state has a river the runs thruough the middle of the campus and is very relaxing to hear the water run through. Many of the building are rustic which gives the school an unique touch. Also, the trees around the are very diverse, as a result, when fall comes, the color of the leaves on the trees are all different and vary in color and tone which makes a beatufin colorful view
Overall, Chico is a great place to be! The community is so friendly and inviting. I'm originally from the Bay Area and I feel so welcome in Chico. The staff and students are all so helpful and caring about your personal success as well as the campus as a whole. There are plenty of opportunities and and benefits at Chico State to help further your success and network base. I'm very glad with my decision to go to Chico State and further my education.