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

Report Card

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

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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 12,908 undergraduate students. The Cal State Chico acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 65% 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

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

Cal State Chico Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
970-1170
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
$13,749 / 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
$8,691 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 153 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 194 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 194 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    71%
  • On Campus
    7%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,908 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,554
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 148 responses
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Laid-back
    28%
  • Fun-loving
    14%
  • Diverse, many of the above
    5%
  • Alcoholic
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 220 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
  • Educational, creative, and social
    32%
  • Work hard, play hard
    29%
  • Diverse, resourceful, and helpful
    16%
  • Easy-going
    12%
  • 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
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 104 responses

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