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California State University at Chico

School Profile

  • California State University: ChicoPublic Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Chico, CA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 15,804
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,765
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 15,804
Graduate Students: 1,328

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Business
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agronomy/Crop Science
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Botany
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of City/Community/Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Concrete industry management
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Ecological, evolutionary and organismal biology
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical and computer engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental economics
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of ESL Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Instructional Media
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Economics
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music industry and technology
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Musical theater
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Range Science/Management
  • Bachelor of Recreational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Supply chain management systems
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Certificate of Cartography
  • Certificate of Desktop Publishing
  • Certificate of Emergency Medical Technology
  • Certificate of English Composition
  • Certificate of Forensic Technologies
  • Certificate of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Certificate of Publishing
  • Certificate of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Certificate of Wildlife/Wilderness Management

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $4,664
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,834

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 530
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 70


Member: NCAA
Team name: Wildcats


  • Ranked #33 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #78 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #6 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #161 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #332 Nursing
  • Ranked #95 Social Work
  • Ranked #161 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #14 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #156 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #145 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722
(530) 898-4428
(800) 542-4426
Fax: (530) 898-6456
Contact: Allan Bee
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 67%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 67%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 13,381
Female applicants 7,422
Male applicants 5,959
Applicants accepted 8,935
Female applicants accepted 5,198
Male applicants accepted 3,737
Freshman enrollment 1,900
Female freshman enrollment 1,054
Male freshman enrollment 846
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 50%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.5

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 88%
SAT Critical Reading average score 509
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 525
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 470-580
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 37%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26

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