Cal State Chico is an above-average public university located in Chico, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,446 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Chico acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 66% of students, Cal State Chico alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.167 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities155 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies150 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science147 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies125 Graduates
Design and Visual Communications108 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies100 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.193 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.216 responses
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- 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
Chico state is located in a beautiful area, where the university is a huge part of the community. It has a small town feel, many on campus opportunities to network with others, professors (in natural sciences) are amazing! Great teachers and passionate about their work. The town is small and not very diverse, but still had a great experience overall
I love Chico, California and I love Chico State! I truly believe I found who I really am while spending my college career in Chico. The people here are very friendly, driven, helpful, supportive, and so were my Civil Engineering professors! I would recommend Chico state to ANYBODY who hasn't quite made a decision on which college to attend.
My experiences at Chico State has been great! I love everything they had, especially downtown Chico where it is right next to the campus. Chico is where everything is so close that it makes you want to go explore like trails, creeks, lakes, anything you can think about that is adventurous, and Chico also has programs for it, too! From the two years that I have been at Chico State, I would like to see changes in safety at most. This is a very important situation because I got two of my bike stolen in Chico State's campus. It was devastating because the bikes are my transportation to campus, not just that, but for others too. I would like to see a change in safety of bikes by having security cameras, securities, and better bike racks to lock bike.