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
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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.148 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,934Undergrads
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 103 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Laid-back
    34%
  • Fun-loving
    17%
  • Alcoholic
    2%
  • Rude
    2%

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.174 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.197 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    35%
  • Educational, creative, and social
    32%
  • Diverse, resourceful, and helpful
    13%
  • Easy-going
    13%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • No one Cares
    1%

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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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
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Chico is a very interesting school. It's not as rigorous as other schools, but there are definitely challenging classes. Teachers are very understanding and they explain things very well. The party scene lives up to the expectation of Chico. Lit! Downtown is very close to campus so it's easy to get good food etc. Overall, it's a neat school.
Fantastic university with everything you could possibly want and need in a college experience. Chico State has some of the best professors and academic programs in the California State University system, and arguably better programs in many of the less well-known majors than some of the UC system schools as well. The student body is full of passion in their areas of study as well as their extracurricular activities. If anyone wants to go to a school where they can get involved in the campus and city community then CSU Chico is my #1 recommendation. Value for the cost of living and tuition is one of the absolute bests, and most other universities are not surrounded by predominantly college student living for a mile surrounding the university. Social development is extremely important when finding a job post college, as well as your academic achievements, and students excel at both at Chico State.