Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA
Cal State Chico is an above-average public university located in Chico, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,254 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Chico acceptance rate is 65%. 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.
California State University - Chico Rankings
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Cal State Chico Admissions
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.170 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.170 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities206 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies181 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies153 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science128 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies128 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.196 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.219 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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 a beautiful campus and has a very therapeutic environment, which helps a lot when you're stressed out over exams! All of the professors that I have had have been so kind and amazing. They've been willing to help students really understand materials that are being taught. In the future, I would like for there to be more professors of color at Chico State, representation matters.
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.