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California State University - Chico
  • 4 Year
  • CHICO, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Cal State Chico is an above-average public university located in Chico, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,000 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Chico acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 67% of students, Cal State Chico alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,200.

About

FIRST AND NORMAL STS
CHICO, CA 95929
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

California State University - Chico Rankings

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Cal State Chico Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
December 4
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,843 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,955 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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. 174 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 174 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,000 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,164
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 128 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Laid-back
    29%
  • Fun-loving
    16%
  • Alcoholic
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Rude
    2%
  • Nerdy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 200 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 223 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 130 responses
  • Educational, creative, and social
    33%
  • Work hard, play hard
    32%
  • Diverse, resourceful, and helpful
    14%
  • Easy-going
    13%
  • Amazing
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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